"We have to come out and establish ourselves and show them we're playing in a higher league and their league blows. So we need to come and establish our authority."
TFC continues to struggle, but that didn't stop defender Tyrone Marshall from engaging inn a little trash talk in the lead up to Tuesday's deciding game of the Canadian championship aginst Montreal.
It's not everyday you hear an athlete use the word "blows" when talking about an opponent. It's almost like the professional pride of TFC's players has been wounded in this so far disastrous tournament.
Sadly for Toronto fans, strong words don't put the ball in the back of the net, which the Reds are struggling to do.
With Danny Dichio out for another three weeks, and manger Mo Johnston unable to bring in the promised striker, the solution to the current funk is likely going to have to come from within.
Tuesday will offer the perfect opportunity to get back on a roll. Or, conversely, it could be the lowest point of all. So, yeah, it's a big game.
Montreal wins the championship with a win or a draw. Toronto must win. And, it should. But, nothing is coming easy for TFC in this tournament and it's unlikely that will change on Tuesday.