Gold Coast coach Bleiberg defends his defensive style

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg has defended his team after notching up their sixth draw in ten matches on Saturday night.

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg has defended his team after notching up their sixth draw in ten matches on Saturday night.

The point put United in third place but last season’s most exciting team have managed to score just nine goals so far this season in what is a major turnaround in game style from their debut campaign.

But Bleiberg says he is happy to maintain a record that has seen his side lose just once so far in their sophomore season rather than worry about goals output.

“We're not trying to be Arsenal under George Graham to be the kings of the draw or whatever - it's not my nature and it's not the nature of the players we have," Bleiberg said.

"I believe as long we are not being beaten and not conceding (goals), we'll find ourselves somewhere at the top.

"We have more clean sheets than any other team in the competition and that's a sign of quality.

"If you go 10 games out of 30 games with one loss, on this theory you should lose three or four games in the season.

"If you lose three or four games in the season, you're going to be somewhere near the top."