Adelaide focused on toppling league leaders Sydney
Adelaide United FC is set to get an indication of exactly where it is at, when it comes up against league leaders Sydney FC tomorrow night (Friday 16 October 2009) at Hindmarsh Stadium in Round 11 of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Season (Kick-Off 7.30pm ACDT).
Desperate to start making their goal scoring chances count, following a frustrating night against Perth Glory last Friday which saw The Reds unable to capitalise on seven shots on target, United Coach Aurelio Vidmar says his squad has continued to work hard on the track, and has not lost faith in their ability to find the back of the net.
“We’ve had a look at a lot of things over the last couple of weeks and have worked on a couple of things this week, so we’ll see how we go,” Vidmar said.
“We need to certainly play a consistent game and last week was a very good performance in terms of what we wanted but we didn’t get the result. Sometimes you play poorly and take a result so we’ve got to stay positive and upbeat and think we can put a very good performance on the park, which I know we can.”
Vidmar admits Sydney are in ominous form heading into the match with The Reds, but while he is full of compliments for his upcoming opponents, he knows his team can turn the tables from the last time the sides met back in Round 2, Sydney FC winning 1-nil.
“I think they (Sydney FC) have got a bit of a swagger with how they’re playing at the moment. It’s really confident, not in a sense that they’re cocky, but certainly the performance that they showed last week against Melbourne shows you that it’s a very confident side,” Vidmar said.
“They’re well coached, well structured and well drilled so we’ve certainly got a massive task ahead of us, but it’s one (of those games) that if everyone is up for the game, and we need to be, we can get a result.
“We’ve got to stay focused and I think that’s going to be the main focus for us as a team, that we go out there and everyone is playing for the team, not for themselves, and if we can do that we should be fine.”