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Tough watch made better by resilient Reds

Adelaide United Head Coach, Carl Veart, gave a very honest assessment of his side’s 1-1 draw with Sydney FC on Friday evening.

Adelaide United Head Coach, Carl Veart, gave a very honest assessment of his side’s 1-1 draw with Sydney FC on Friday evening.

Speaking to media after the stalemate at Coopers Stadium, Veart admitted it was difficult for him to watch his side, saying the performance was well-below what is expected of them.

Despite the performance, however, Veart also spoke of the resilience his Reds showed in ensuring they didn’t lose the match.

Veart said:
“It was tough to watch.

“The second half was very difficult, so I suppose it was, maybe, the draw that we needed to give us a little bit of a kick up the backside.

“Sydney were very good tonight and after we scored the goal we sort of stopped playing.

“First half was not too bad, but the second half… we need to do a lot better than that.

“We stopped looking for the ball, stopped working, stopped doing the things that we’re very good at.

“We need to be a bit more brave when we have the ball and we just made it very difficult for us

“We weren’t good, but we didn’t lose, so that’s a positive.

“We’ve got a point and, in previous seasons, we would have come away with nothing so that’s one great thing for the group that they were resilient enough to dig in and not give away all the points.

“We’ve got a little bit of a break now.

“The boys can enjoy their Easter with their families and then we come back in and get ready for another tough game next week.”

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