Galekovic confident tide will turn


Adelaide United skipper Eugene Galekovic is confident his side will soon return to winning ways following the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Melbourne City at AAMI Park in Round 4 of the Hyundai A-League on Friday.

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Sergi Guardiola opened his account for United, courtesy of a second-half header, but it proved only a consolation, as Bruno Fornaroli’s earlier brace was enough to give the hosts the win. 

The disappointing result leaves Adelaide winless to start the new campaign and Reds gloveman, Galekovic admitted it is a bitter pill to swallow, considering his side have been playing some attractive football.

“It’s a tough one obviously the results haven’t been there,” Galekovic said. “But the way we’ve been playing particularly against Western Sydney and Melbourne Victory I think we’ve shown some good signs in terms of our football.

“But in terms of our results obviously they’re not there and we’re going to have to start getting results soon and our aim is now next Sunday (against Central Coast Mariners).

“We have two home games now and the minimum is collecting six points.”

However, Galekvovic insisted once United claim their first win the team’s fortunes will begin to turnaround.

“I’ve always been a big fan of making your own luck, but obviously things aren’t going for us at the moment and I think things will turn,” Galekovic said.

“You look at the last few weeks and obviously a lot of things haven’t gone our way, but we just have to deal with it.

“It’s out of our control and we are just worried about what we have to do and things will turn.” 

Galekovic praised teammate and striker, Guardiola, after the Spaniard netted his first Hyundai A-League and hailed his remarkable contribution to the team.

“Sergi’s been great for us since he’s come in,” Galekovic said. “I think how he conducts himself he’s strong, he holds the ball up.

“And now that he’s scored, hopefully that continues because he’s been sensational for us.”

The shot-stopper also turned his attention to the Reds’ next clash against the Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium, acknowledging the threats the visitors pose. 

“They’re a dangerous team and they like to have a lot of possession,” Galekovic continued. “They’re very quick up front now, so we have to be aware.

“They know how to score goals and we have a week to prepare for them and we’ll watch them this week and see how they go.

“We’ll go into the game playing our style and go in with confidence knowing how to play the style, but we need to turn the results around.”          

Adelaide United host Central Coast Mariners in Round 5 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season on Sunday, 6 November at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 4.30pm ACDT. To purchase tickets, click here.