Things have been going quite well for Gustavo Bou as of late.
The 31-year-old now leads the Revolution in goals and seems to be the starter if New England opts for a lone striker up top.
Bou has five goals this season and has found the back of the net in four straight games. After Teal Bunbury led New England in goals last season, having Bou at the top is a pleasant sight.
As the lone striker, Bou has shown some improvement in his hold up play as well as his ability to pressure opposing defenders. While he still has some work to do, Revolution fans should be pleased with what they have seen from their striker.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Bou was quick to give credit to his teammates when asked what factors have contributed to him having success recently.
The 31-year-old said, “I think it’s the team. The team’s doing everything it can for me to find the situations. Like I always say, I’m pretty calm after every game. If I get to score, I’m happy and if the team wins even better. I’ve had games where I don’t score but if I get the chances I’m OK because that means the team is doing everything possible to find me in situations where I can finish. I’m always trying to improve to capitalize on the chances I get, whether it be one, two or three, being as definitive as possible to finish.”
When you are a striker a lot of people will look simply at the number of goals that you have. That’s especially the case when you are a Designated Player such as Bou. La Pantera admitted that it has felt great to score as he has recently.
He said, “I’m very happy, personally. The forwards live on the goal. To be able to score goals that sometimes tie a game or win a game, that makes me happy. Obviously, I think about the team before anything individual. I scored in the last game as we lost. The loss hurt us because we came into the game on a winning streak. But we’ve turned the page on that result, and we’re focused on Saturday.”
If Bou keeps scoring goals, it will be tough to beat New England. hopefully on Saturday Bou will be able to keep his streak alive and get the Revs back to their winning ways.