Adelaide United midfielder, Isaías, addressed the media ahead of his 200th game for the Reds against Melbourne Victory in a blockbuster affair at Coopers Stadium on Saturday night.
The Spaniard will become just the second player to reach the milestone for the Club after Eugene Galekovic, who amassed 281 appearances between 2007 and 2017.
On the prospect of reaching 200 games Saturday night…
“This is a special, special number for me I guess.
“Not only for me also I think it means a lot for my family.
“I think to play 200 games for Adelaide United is something very special, I hope I can make a lot more games in a Reds shirt.”
Isaías on his favourite memories…
“I have a few of them.
“But obviously the Grand Final, or to play Asian Champions League, to win the FFA Cup.
“I think we have a few highlights that I will remember for the rest of my life.”
On never imagining he’d play 200 games for the Reds…
“No, no, no, impossible… I just came more as an adventure and to experience a different league, learn a new language and all this small stuff.
“After that I became an Australian citizen and now I’m playing 200 games for Adelaide, so I’m very, very happy and very proud.”
On what’s kept him at Adelaide and coming back…
“For me this is a special club, a special city and a beautiful country to live and to grow the family.
“After being here for a few years, I feel now it’s my home. I feel really comfortable, my family is really happy here.”
Isaías on achieving the milestone in the Original Rivalry…
“I cannot imagine a better game to play in this special occasion for me.
“I look forward to see a lot of Reds fans on Saturday for the game, because they help us a lot to perform in a better shape.
“So I hope I can see a lot of them on Saturday.”
Isaías on the importance of three points…
“I think it’s a very important game for us and for them as well.
“Especially because we come now with three not very good results in the last three games.
“So I think it’s a very important point for us to turn this situation around before it goes too far.
“I don’t think it’s in a better occasion for us to do it against Melbourne Victory on Saturday, so we look forward to this game.”