VIDEO: Vidosic enthused by ‘Barca’ influence


Dario Vidosic admits he is still somewhat ‘in the dark’ about the Reds’ new game style, but he has expressed his delight at what he has heard of the way Coach Josep Gombau intends to play.

Dario Vidosic admits he is still somewhat ‘in the dark- about Coach Josep Gombau-s new game style, but the Reds Club Champion has expressed his delight at what he has heard of the way the Spanish coach intends to play.

Due to his commitments with the Socceroos, Vidosic has been absent from Adelaide United-s pre season since it began. Now after a fortnight-s holiday, he is back and liking both what he is hearing and seeing of Gombau-s influence at the Reds.

A self confessed FC Barcelona fan, Vidosic did not hide his eagerness to learn from Gombau, who spent years involved with the La Liga giant-s youth teams.

“At the moment it-s looking very good, everyone is adapting to it and everyone is enjoying it,” Vidosic said after his second training session back.

“With the time I-ve been away the boys have learnt a lot in the style he (Josep) wants, but it-s a style I like to play so I don-t think I-ll take very long to adapt to it.”

Vidosic, the Reds- leading goal scorer of last season, is also optimistic having even more opportunities to find the back of the net in Season 9 once the squad begins to grasp the method of the Gombau playing philosophy.

When asked if he thinks there will be more goals in it for him this season, Vidosic simply replied, “I hope so”.

“He (Josep) wants us to get around the box and get on the ball as much as possible…to get in the box, to score, so hopefully I can reward the team with a few goals as well.”

Having featured in the Socceroos- World Cup qualifying campaign and last month-s East Asian Cup, heading into this season Vidosic, like Reds team mate Eugene Galekovic, also carries the added motivation of making sure he gives himself the best chance to be considered for Australia-s World Cup squad.