Veart: We haven’t been consistent enough

Adelaide United boss, Carl Veart, admits his side has not shown enough consistency this season and the club will need to get their recruitment right ahead of next season.

Speaking to the media ahead of the last match of the Izusu UTE A-League campaign against Central Coast Mariners on Wednesday night, Veart discussed this seasons frustrations, how the Reds hope to spoil Central Coast’s party and Hiroshi Ibusuki’s future.

Veart on the frustrations of this seasons inconsistency:

We’ve played some good football, but we just haven’t been consistent enough with it and conceded far too many goals at crucial times in games. And generally, if you look over the course of this season, we’ve conceded the first goal far too many times, which has put us under a lot more pressure than what we needed to be.

Veart on the final match of the season against Central Coast:

We’re going to just focus on ourselves. We want to go there and we’re going to not change anything that we’ve done all season. We’re going to go there and play the football that we’ve played all year, and we’re going to try and win. And it’s as simple as that. I know they’ve got a lot on the line as well, so it should be an entertaining game. They might sit back a little bit because they only need to draw, but we’re gonna go there and try and get the three points.

Veart on the future of Ibusuki and others in the playing group:

We’ve been very open and honest with our communication to Hiroshi and we have said that we have to make sure we get recruitment right. Hiroshi has done exceptionally well this year for us and scored a lot of goals. And we need to provide that service. We were losing some players from our attacking half of the pitch that we needed to replace. We’re waiting until after the last game of the season before we go down that path. But look, anything is possible in this game.

Veart on if players are playing for their futures on Wednesday night:

No, not at all. We are fairly set in what we want to do for next season with the playing group that we’ve got here. I think every game as a player, you’re always playing for your future, whether it’s to stay at a club or to move to another bigger club.