Round 7 Match Preview: ADLvNEW


Guillermo Amor and Eugene Galekovic say Adelaide United’s match on Sunday afternoon will be treated as a final and nothing less than a win against Newcastle Jets will suffice.

ADLvNEW Round 7

Adelaide United remains winless in the current Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season with Guillermo Amor not shying away from saying how poor the situation currently is for his squad.

Nevertheless, Amor is confident in his side being able to produce a performance worthy of winning against United’s Round 7 opponents, the Newcastle Jets, after working tirelessly throughout the week to rectify the slight issues hindering the team.

“Our last training session, today, was the same as every pre-game session,” Amor said.

“We’ve worked on different things in general to improve in different areas. This week we’ve looked at our attack, our defence, and the team as a group and analysed our previous games to correct the issues that we’ve been having.

“But it’s time now (to win). With the team just having two points, the situation we’re in is not good and it’s not good for anyone (associated with the club).

“We want to be back towards the top of the table.

“Tomorrow, against Newcastle, it’s like a final for us. We must win this game because if we don’t our situation will become even more difficult.”

In the opening six matches, United has been without first-choice goalkeeper and Captain, Eugene Galekovic, due to injury. However, with Galekovic looking set to return to the Reds’ squad this week, it will provide the team a definite moral boost at the very least.

Amor and Galekovic say the Reds are confident they can end their winless start to the season and overcome the Jets.

Speaking about his injury and his return to the squad, Galekovic explained the frustration of being on the side-lines and unable to help his teammates, but is adamant the Reds can get the win on Sunday.

“It’s good to be back on the track and training with the boys,” Galekovic said. “It’s been hard because I haven’t had many injuries in my time with the club.

“Any injuries I’ve had have really been in the off season where I’ve had time to work on them. During the season, it’s much tougher watching the boys and not being able to help, and obviously the team not winning has made it even tougher.

“But my head’s completely focussed on getting back into the squad and doing my part for the team, playing well and doing anything I need to for us.

“If we knew the answer to the problems we’ve been having, we wouldn’t be in the situation we’re in. I don’t think it’s one big thing as much as it is a few little things that we need to get right.

“We can’t really worry too much about the Jets and so we’ll just focus on the way we go about things and make sure we win.”

Adelaide United will face Newcastle Jets in Round 7 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season on Sunday, 22 November 2015, at Coopers Stadium. Kick off is at 4.30 pm ACDT. 

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