Adelaide skipper Dodd won’t blame politics

Adelaide United captain Travis Dodd says he doesn’t agree with coach Aurelio Vidmar’s views in regards to politics affecting on-field performance.

Adelaide United captain Travis Dodd says he doesn’t agree with coach Aurelio Vidmar’s views in regards to politics affecting on-field performance.

Vidmar launched a stinging attack on the club after the 4-0 loss to Melbourne Victory on Saturday night, saying there were politics involved but Dodd says that such behind-the-scenes issues don’t affect the players.

“He was obviously frustrated after the game but I guess as far as the meaning behind those comments, that's something you need to speak to Viddie about," Dodd said.

"Whatever is happening off the field doesn't affect us so whatever is happening behind the scenes, that's not our concern.

"We get to paid to play and that's our job, we are going to go out there and do whatever we can to win the game.

"We are a close bunch of guys and we have had a fantastic year throughout Asia and the Club World Cup. It'd be disappointing to go this season now, as close as we are to the end, to not finish it off with some sort of glory.”

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