Adelaide United’s lack of conviction in the final third again proved costly.
It has been a cause for concern for the Reds, who have failed to score more than one goal in its previous six matches.
Carl Veart admitted it was frustrating after Adelaide let a seemingly comfortable position slip as it lost 2-1 to Perth Glory at HBF Park on Wednesday night.
“I’m disappointed, it’s sort of the story of our season so far,” lamented Veart to reporters in the post-match press conference.
“We play some nice, pretty stuff but don’t reward ourselves and finish games off when we should.”
United was excellent in the first-half and for the first 15 minutes after the re-start.
But with only a Kusini Yengi goal to show for its dominance, Adelaide was always vulnerable to inviting the Glory back into the contest.
The Reds’ ability to be clinical in front of goal has often eluded them in decisive moments, and Veart said against a side of Perth’s quality you will get punished if you do not kill off the game.
“Perth are a good side and when we had that control in the first-half we should’ve scored three or four goals,” he said.
“And when you don’t do that, you allow opportunities and good teams to come back and that’s what happened.”
The boss revealed the players were hurting following the defeat, but insisted they must regroup and prepare for a crucial Original Rivalry clash at AAMI Park on Sunday.
It will be the Club’s fourth match in 11 days.
“They’re disappointed because they know they’ve let themselves down by not getting the three points,” he said.
“So they’re disappointed, but we can’t dwell on it. We’ve got Melbourne Victory on Sunday so we need to pick three points up on Sunday.”
Next match details:
Sunday, 23 May vs Melbourne Victory
A-League 2020/21 – Matchweek 22
Kick-off 5.40pm ACST
Venue: AAMI Park
Broadcast: Fox Sports
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball Live App