Attention turns to crucial ACL clash says Galekovic


Adelaide United Captain, Eugene Galekovic says the Reds must now focus on their must-win away match against Jeju United in the AFC Champions League.

The Reds suffered a 1-0 loss to Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Friday night bringing to an end the Club’s five-match unbeaten streak.

Galekovic said the team will quickly switch their attention to Tuesday night’s crucial game with South Korean outfit Jeju.

Adelaide is currently bottom of Group H on one point, but a win would still keep alive their slim chances of progressing to the knockout stage.

“It’s an important game for us. We win we’re still involved,” Galekovic told Fox Sports.

“So that’s our aim, we have got a full squad so there’s a lot to choose from even if there’s a few tired boys out there.

“But we’ll give it a good crack.”

Galekovic, who experienced a busy day at the office making 10 saves against City, lamented his side’s inability to muster any genuine opportunities.

“I think the first-half we didn’t really create too much,” he said.

“But I think we attacked in the second-half, we knew they’d tire.

“I think they’ve copped a lot of goals in the last 20 or 30 minutes of games.

“We knew we were in it and we just really didn’t create but we tried to.”

Adelaide United will face Jeju United in their fourth AFC Champions League 2017 group stage match on Tuesday, 11 April at the Jeju World Cup Stadium. Kick-off is at 8.30pm ACDT.