Carrusca: We must focus on Melbourne City


After Adelaide United’s 2-1 win against Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday night, talks about a possible finish at the top of the table have been rife with nine rounds to go.

The Reds currently sit equal second on the Hyundai A-League table, while a win on Friday night away to Melbourne City would temporarily send them top of the league.

But midfielder Marcelo Carrusca maintains that the focus of the squad is solely on each upcoming game, starting with preparations against Melbourne City this weekend.

“Of course every training, every week we train to win on the weekend. There are nine more games and we have to do our best, try to win and to keep this style of football to get results,” he said.

“We are fighting for finals and to be in the top three, if we can win the league that’s what we want but it starts with Melbourne City on Friday night and we will do the training we need to get a result for that game.”

Carrusca also highlighted that the mood around the camp is high and has been all season, especially with a number of players re-signing with the club in the last few weeks.

“The environment is unbelievable for every training and every single game because we have a good mix of young and experienced players.

“I am very happy to have signed on here, my family are so happy here and I am so glad to be a part of this family here at Adelaide United.

“The club is doing the right things, we are signing the players that are important for the team and it helped make my decision an easy one.”

When asked what he thinks will get the Reds the desired result on Friday night, Carrusca said that the team’s ability to adapt to any situation will help them greatly.

“We played fantastic particularly in the second half against Western Sydney Wanderers with a change of tactics and it was great that we kept fighting until the end.

“We couldn’t find space in the first half and we couldn’t create chances so changing things in the second half was an excellent decision.”

“We will do all the preparations in training and off the pitch to get ready for the game on Friday night, we are not thinking about other teams but focusing on what we can do to win this game.”

Adelaide United’s match against Melbourne City will be broadcasted free-to-air live on SBS one and HD and on Fox Sports 4 from 7:00PM (Local time).