Davies played 11 minutes in New England’s 2-0 win over Chicago.
Charlie Davies made his long awaited return to MLS in New England Revolution’s 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire. Granted, it was not a stunning comeback, replacing Chad Barrett for the final 11 minutes, but it marked his first run out in a competitive match in several months and provided him with an opportunity to ease himself back into the game against an opposition pressing hard for an equaliser.
“I was thinking to myself, ‘This is a perfect time to come on. They’re going to be pushing forward and they’re going to leave so much space open,’ and they did,” Davies said. “I was just unlucky not to finish my chances, but they’ll come. As a striker, it has to go in and out if it doesn’t work out for you.”
Davies, a former USA international, was critical of his own display but considered the game time as a good opportunity to “get the junk out of my system”, as the games increase in importance and the race for a playoff place hots up.
“I don’t feel pressure from anyone else except for myself,” Davies said. “I put all the pressure on myself. I’ve always done that. I’ve kind of come in here with the idea of playing a lot, helping this team win and putting all the pressure on myself to be the guy that the team can lean on and depend on to grind out results, to make it happen, to get this team to the playoffs.
“We’ll see how each game goes. Step by step, I think I’ll get there.”