Win on Sunday ‘unbelievably important’


Michael Zullo is confident this weekend’s trip to Melbourne could prove to be just the ‘heart’ starter for the Reds’ change of fortunes.

Michael Zullo believes Adelaide United-s weekend-s trip to Melbourne, the second of the club-s Victorian road double, could prove to be just the ‘heart- starter for the Reds- change of fortunes.

With the doubters all too happy to start lurking as results have not been forthcoming for Coach Josep Gobau-s ‘new look- style so far this season, Zullo is fully aware of the opportunity that Sunday-s game against a winless Melbourne Heart provides.

“It-s unbelievably important. You can-t put enough emphasis on how much we need the three points this week,” Zullo said.

Zullo-s comments come as no surprise considering the standings of both sides on the table, the Reds currently eighth while the Heart occupy tenth still searching for their first win of the season.

The heat may well be on both teams going into the game, but one thing Zullo is not about to start contemplating is the scenario of becoming the first team to be beaten by the Heart in Season 9.

“That-s obviously something you don-t want but I never go into a game, and I don-t think any of us go into a game thinking about what-s going to happen if we lose,” Zullo said.

“We-re just going into the game believing in ourselves because I do feel we-re good enough.

“We have the players to win games and to be very competitive in this league, and I don-t feel as though where we are on the table justifies the way we-ve been playing.”

Mistakes at both ends of the pitch again came back to bite the Reds in last weekend-s loss to Melbourne Victory, mistakes that Zullo declared all of the players were determined to make amends for on Sunday as they try to get their dominance in open play to reflect on the scoreboard.

“We-ve stuttered a bit so far this season. The foundations are there, we-ve just got to make those one or two changes that will hopefully make the difference and hopefully we do that this weekend,” Zullo said.

“We need to rectify the mistakes we made last week which were fatal little errors we made and they cost us three goals, so if we can cut them out and obviously at the other end of the field put our chances away, it can be a completely different score line.”

To hear what else Zullo had to say in his media conference, click on the video link above.