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Goodwin: More goals will come, points are crucial

Adelaide United Captain, Craig Goodwin, says more goals will come for the Reds in time.

Adelaide United Captain, Craig Goodwin, says the Reds will continue to fine-tune their performances to ensure the squad is in the best position at the time of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ break.

Goodwin scored the opener for United in his side’s Round 4 win over Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Hiroshi Ibusuki doubled the Reds’ lead soon after before a Glory consolation was rocketed past Joe Gauci in what was an exciting first half in particular.

A tiresome encounter:
“I think it’s one of those games, especially in the second half, where it’s quite end to end and the chances you get are all in transition.

“So there’s a lot of longer runs and it’s back and forth (up and down the pitch).

“You have your chance and then you’ve got to get back into shape.

“It was definitely, to-date, the most ‘stressing’ on the breath, but I’m happy with the game.”

Only scoring two:
“I think (not scoring) has been our issue to start the year.

“Today it started better than usual, but in the end, myself included, we can still take more chances than we had.

“For me, the positive is that we’re getting those chances, it’s just about fine-tuning them.

Craig Goodwin unleashed a ferocious volley to put Adelaide United ahead against Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium.

“As we play more games we’ll get sharper and our finishing will get better.”

Getting ‘on the plane’:
“I’m striving to be in that (Socceroos) squad.

“But, like I always say, I focus on the now and focus on the week-to-week with Adelaide and picking up as many points as possible.

“(Ahead of) that break for the World Cup, I think it’s important to have as many points as possible before that.”

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