Vancouver Whitecaps manager Carl Robinson says that the priorities of the season have not changed despite the good start made by the club. At the start of the season, it was stated that Vancouver will be focusing on developing the youngsters and improving the squad as a whole. This was seen as a transitional period for the club. However, they have been able to get a decent set of results up until now. This has seen them mid-table in the Western Conference. About the club’s much superior form than originally expected, Robinson says that the focus has not changed.
He is just happy that the team is enjoying a good run of form, although they have not won a single match in the last five. This is threatening to destroy the good start they have had so far. Even though they have not been able to get three points of late, the likes of Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers – teams that are around them – have also not been able to get consistent results. This means that Robinson and Vancouver Whitecaps will still be dreaming about reaching the top five or even top four of the table.
Robinson stated that the club wants to make use of this good form and reach the play-offs.
“It didn’t raise my expectations, because my focus was on youth development and I said all along it’s going to be a work in progress here. I want to develop young players, coach young players and with young players you get ups and downs and I think you’ve seen that over the last six or eight games, really. We got off to a super start, but that was all credit to the guys and the work they put in. That work hasn’t changed, the effort hasn’t changed, the technical quality hasn’t changed,” said Robinson.