LA Galaxy winger Romain Alessandrini’s MLS career could not have started any better as he is having a wonderful start in Los Angeles, scoring two goals and two assists in four regular season matches.
The Galaxy’s new Designated Player was thrilled at notching his first brace for the five-time champions, but was disappointed in his team’s result as he told Adam Serrano of LA Galaxy:
“I’m happy about my first goals but I’m really disappointed about the result. We don’t defend like that. Me first, we need to be better. We were up and we conceded three in the second half. We need to work hard and to do better against Montreal,” Alessandrini told LA Galaxy Insider. “I think that too many players [made] mistakes [Saturday]. Always when you lose the ball, it’s dangerous for the team. We need to keep the ball side to side to keep the ball quiet. When we lose the ball, it’s important to defend together.”
“We need to work on that. After that, we will be better.”
The Frenchman leads the club in goals and assists early on in the 2017 MLS season and is displaying some aggressive offense as he leads the club with 15 total shots. The attack-minded player is slowly acclimating to his new teammates, creating numerous opportunities for them as well as for himself.
He will need to continue to adapt to the MLS quickly as the Galaxy will be without Sebastian Lletget for four to six months due to injury. The 28-year-old will need to link up with Giovani dos Santos and Gyasi Zardes immediately and carry the offensive load.
Los Angeles has three losses in four games on the season. Although a rash of injuries and suspensions could be blamed for the struggles, the rest of the league will have no pity towards the league’s glamor franchise. The Galaxy host the Montreal Impact at the StubHub Center.