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“We couldn’t hold on”

Adelaide United Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, admits his side didn’t have enough in the tank to hold on to three points against Melbourne Victory on Sunday evening.

Adelaide United Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, admits his side didn’t have enough in the tank to hold on to three points against Melbourne Victory on Sunday evening.

The draw leaves United’s Finals aspirations very difficult to achieve with the gap between the Reds and fourth now nine points.

Speaking post-game, Stenta was honest in his assessment and where focus now shifts for the remainder of the campaign.

Stenta said:
“We thought we had a good game plan today.

“We came in knowing that a win was the result that we needed and what we were after.

“I’m really proud of the way that the girls put in for the whole 90 minutes and ran themselves into the ground and gave them a chance to get the result we were after.

“But we just couldn’t quite hold on.

“The game plan was just to be really aggressive, to step forward and just put pressure on the ball.

“It’s been well documented, we’ve had a bit of trouble scoring goals this year, so we just wanted to try and win the ball as high as possible and give ourselves a chance of hitting the back of the net.

“(Now we) focus on Canberra next week and try and win that game.

“We’ve gone for two months now, probably longer, without a win, so I’m not really thinking about the rest of the season.”

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