Round 14 Match Preview: PERvADL


Guillermo Amor and Marcelo Carrusca say the Reds will travel to nib Stadium with the same mentality as in previous weeks, with United eagerly looking to pick up the three points away from home.

Having already lined up against Perth Glory twice this season, revelling in triumph in Round 9, but succumbing to defeat in Round 3, Adelaide United knows what they’ll be up against when the two sides face each other on Saturday evening. 

And according to the Reds’ Head Coach, Guillermo Amor, the manner in which United lost to Perth is far more valuable than the way his side beat the Western Australians, saying Adelaide have learned from their previous mistakes. 

“Our last two games against Perth, in general, were good games,” Amor said. “We had the control and the team played well, but the results were 50-50.

“We won at home and lost away, but I think we played very well (both times).

The Reds can make it five games unbeaten should they take points away from nib Stadium.

“This moment for us is still a hard moment, but the players and us as coaches, we’ve learned; we’ve learned from our mistakes. 

“When we lost to Perth (earlier in the season) I think it was good for our game tomorrow. We’ve spoken about our loss to them and it was the little things that lost us the game. We need to be (attentive) and be focussed the entire game.”

Just two points separate United and Glory, both clubs finding it difficult to get off the ground quickly early on this season. 

But with the Reds’ recently going five games without tasting defeat, Amor’s, and his team’s, persistence to continue with their style of play has paid off and won’t be altered any time soon.  

“We play the same way home or away and we play to win, always,” he explained. “Little things can change, but we follow the same line and the same style. 

“It’s difficult to keep the ball when we play away and Perth are just two points less (than us), but for us, we go to win and that’s what we have in our minds.”

Key attacking midfielder, Marcelo Carrusca, echoed his Manager’s thoughts, saying with players returning to full fitness and the dedication from himself and his teammates in general, the Reds will push-on with their form and seek the win in WA. 

“Almost everybody is fit and it’s very good for the group,” Carrusca added. “Like Guillermo said, it’s good for the competition within our team.

“When the results don’t go the way (of the team) the players have to do the right things that they’re responsible for. 

“I wasn’t playing my best in the first rounds, but I worked harder and tried to improve and now I feel better.

The Reds can make it five games unbeaten should they take points away from nib Stadium.

“We want to do our best in every game and (no matter what pitch we play on), we play with the same style when we play at home or when we play away. 

“I hope we can get the three points tomorrow and bring them back to Adelaide.” 

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Adelaide United will face Perth Glory in Round 14 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season on Saturday, 9 January at nib Stadium. Kick-off is at 9.10pm ACDT.

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