Reds remain positive despite Glory draw


Following Adelaide United’s 1-1 draw with Perth Glory on Sunday afternoon, goal scorer for the Reds, Pablo Sánchez, said the side remains confident in their abilities despite a lack of goals.

“It was a little bit disappointing to draw,” Pablo Sánchez said.

“I think we deserved to win, but that’s football. We knew the importance of the game and we were very focussed.

“Some games you do (everything) to win and in the end you don’t, but for us the football that we played was very good and the coach is happy for that.

“Sometimes you can score seven goals in one game (like against Newcastle a couple of weeks ago), and sometimes you just score one goal, but Perth Glory are a very good team and they play well. It’s very difficult in this league and very competitive, so we need to improve every training.”

Having scored an outstanding goal during the match after a neat link-up with Tarek Elrich, Pablo Sanchez said that it was a proud moment for him on a personal level, but reiterated the importance of team accomplishments over individual ones, declaring his intentions of doing well for the club overall.

“We know that we did very well, but if you don’t score you can’t win a game. In the first half we had a lot of chances and for us it would have been good to go into the change-rooms (at halftime) at 2-0. We’re still improving (our finishing) and we need to kill the game when we can.

“It was a very good goal. I just didn’t think before (I scored) it. (Chipping the goalkeeper) is something that I do sometimes in my career and it’s a good skill for me (to have).

“I’m focussed on doing my job well. I wish the goals (keep coming) and I hope to keep doing my best for the team.”

Adelaide United will host Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 18 of the Hyundai 2014/15 A-League season on Saturday, 21 February at Coopers Stadium. Kick off at 7.00pm ACDT. To purchase tickets, click here.