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Veart gives thoughts on Nix stalemate

Carl Veart reacts to play against Wellington Phoenix,

Adelaide United Head Coach, Carl Veart spoke to media following his side’s match with Wellington Phoenix at Sky Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds’ opposition went down to ten men after 25 minutes, however, despite looking the more promising of the two sides in the opening stages, Veart said his boys became too comfortable with the extra man advantage.

Overall assessment:
“It’s always a difficult game when you play against ten men.

“Up until the send-off, I thought we were very good.

“After the send-off we, I suppose, (it) always happens when you play against ten men, you sort of go into a little bit more of a comfort zone.

“They became a little bit more desperate than what we were and caused us more trouble when they had the ten than they did with the eleven.

“So that can happen when you play against ten and so we were disappointed (because) we just didn’t play well enough.”

Goodwin’s inclusion off the bench:
“We thought it’d be better off to bring him (Goodwin) on when everyone was a little bit more tired.

“You know, he hasn’t had a great pre-season.

“He’s only been training with the group for just over a week now.

“He’s been by himself for all a pre-season, so this is virtually the first sort of real conditioning.

“We’ve treated this session (as) a conditioning session for him today and slowly he can get some minutes into him and hopefully he can do enough to get himself in that World Cup squad.”

Another Toure debut:
“(Musa) is still very young, he’s still very raw.

“He’s only just come into our youth side and played a few games there.

“But he’s exciting and he has something.

“We’ll just drip feed him in and give him little opportunities here and there.”