Goodwin proud of spirited Reds performance

Craig Goodwin gives his thoughts on the Reds' Round 3 2-2 draw with Sydney FC.

Adelaide United Captain, Craig Goodwin, has praised his side’s desire to leave Allianz Stadium with a point, following their 2-2 draw to Sydney FC despite being down to 10-men.

In a contest largely influenced by a red card to Japanese striker, Hiroshi Ibusuki, Goodwin gave his thoughts to 10 Football’s Tristan MacManus on proceedings straight after the final whistle.

The red card decision:
“To be honest with you, the red card makes it really difficult for us.

“I don’t want to speak about it too much because I think, overall, the referee had a decent game.

Hiroshi Ibusuki given a straight red card by referee, Daniel Elder.

“But with those decisions, we have to look at changing the rules because week in, week out, we’re sitting here (with) opposition players are going: ‘that’s not a red card’.

“And then we’re seeing red cards given.

“If we get the ball first… we have to look at it (through VAR) because it’s ruining the overall game experience for fans as well (as players).

“Having said that, we dug deep and put in a good performance.

“We’re obviously disappointed to cough up the lead, but then we got it back level.

A chance to win it at the death:
“When you look at it, the last chance, if it comes my way, perhaps (we could score a winner).

“At the end of the day, I think we have to pay credit to everyone in our team.

“We dug deep, we defended really hard and Sydney FC made it really difficult for us.”

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