Reds must learn from mistakes says Isaías


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Isaías said it was important to analyse where it all went wrong after suffering a 5-0 loss to Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Sunday night.

Following the Reds’ heaviest defeat of the season, the Adelaide Captain admitted it was a disappointing performance and stated the focus must switch to Saturday’s away game with Wellington Phoenix.

Isaías lamented the frustrating display and said the only way to rectify the situation was to work hard on the training field.

“It was a tough night, a very difficult result for us,” he said.

“Now is the moment to go home and think what we did wrong, what can we do better.

“And obviously on Wednesday come back to training and train really hard and focus on the next game because it’s very important.”

Isaías admitted there was not much he could say after the game, except trying to eradicate mistakes.

“There’s nothing you can do when you finish the game and you get this kind of result, there’s nothing you can say to the boys,” he said.

“I think it’s time to rest, try to get something positive from this game and try to improve for the next games.

“I think we need to learn from these mistakes and hope they never happen again.”

Despite the dominant scoreline, Adelaide did have chances prior to City scoring three goals in the final 10 minutes – initially at 0-0 and then whilst trailing 2-0 in the second-half.

The 30-year-old agreed with reporters that the outcome of the game could have been different had United been clinical in front of goal.

“If we scored early maybe we are talking about different things right now,” he said.

“But this is football if we scored early the game can turn out a different way but we finished 5-0 and we are really disappointed.”

The Spaniard was confident a solid result in Wellington against the Phoenix will get the Reds’ campaign back on track.

“We believe in our squad and we believe in the way that we are playing and we believe in ourselves,” he said.

“It’s obviously a very bad result last night but we need to keep going and look forward with still ten games to go.”

Adelaide United will face Wellington Phoenix in Round 18 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Saturday, 27 January at Westpac Stadium. Kick-off is at 5.05pm ACDT.

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