Isaías disappointed with performance in action-packed win


Adelaide United’s 5-3 win over Brisbane Roar leaves the Reds with plenty to ponder heading into the upcoming Finals Series, according to Isaías.

Although the Reds ultimately achieved their objective of booking a home Elimination Final with the victory, the Captain was not impressed with how the team performed.

“We knew that we needed the three points today,” he told Fox Sports after the game.

“I’m very happy because we got the three points, but I’m not very happy about our performance.

“But it was a good game and we need to think about the Finals now.”


Isaías, who scored a personal best fourth goal in the regular season in the 85th minute, said Adelaide failed to play the match on their terms after opening the scoring through Nikola Mileusnić.

“It looked like a crazy game and there was no structure,” he stated.

Craig Goodwin was influential, especially in the second-half with a goal and two assists.

Isaías’ praised his importance to the squad and hoped he could maintain that form.

“He’s an important player for us,” the Spaniard said, who played every minute of the regular season.

“We’re really happy for him and hopefully he can keep scoring goals in the Finals,”

The 32-year-old also said it was positive to get minutes into the legs of Jordan Elsey and Baba Diawara with the pair returning from respective injuries.

Diawara even managed to find the net courtesy of a clinical finish off Scott Galloway’s low cross.

“It’s very important that Baba (Diawara) came back, (Jordan) Elsey (too), a lot of players in the squad (are back) now,” he said.

“It’s a very difficult job for the coach to choose the line-up, but we’re really happy to play at home next week in front of our fans and hopefully we can go through.”