Vidmar remaining positive as swine flu hits Adelaide United

Adelaide United coach Aurelio Vidmar is remaining positive despite the fact that swine flu threatens to derail the club’s pre-season.

Adelaide United coach Aurelio Vidmar is remaining positive despite the fact that swine flu threatens to derail the club’s pre-season.

Already, recruit Lloyd Owusu has been diagnosed with the flu and another couple of players, including key defender Robert Cornthwaite and young midfielder Joe Costa are showing symptoms.

Double that with a long injury list and you could forgive Vidmar for losing it but he has kept the faith and will do what he can to prepare his squad for the upcoming A-League season.

"We have to deal with things the best way possible," Vidmar said.

"We have had good direction from the club doctor (James Ilic) and will get ourselves ready for the season. That's life. It is something that has been thrown our way and we have to deal with it.

"We have been training with only 12 or 13 players for weeks.

"However, I don't feel so bad, given that Gold Coast United have one and four others possibly with swine flu.

"Joe Costa has been away for a week and Corny has been away a bit longer. We are just taking precautions with those blokes.”