Boland calls for fans to pack out Coopers Stadium for the rest of the season after Cup win


Mirko Boland says it is a wonderful feeling to win his first piece of silverware with Adelaide United after clinching the FFA Cup 2018 Final.

The Reds showed resilience in their 2-1 win over Sydney FC in the title decider.

A pair of quality strikes from Craig Goodwin ensured Adelaide became the first side two win the trophy twice.  

Boland, who joined the Club on a two-year deal over the off-season after spending a decade with Eintracht Braunschweig, was ecstatic after the full-time whistle.

“It’s great, in Germany it was difficult to win a trophy because there are so many good teams,” a delighted Boland said.

“Here is similar but to win the final is unbelievable and now I’ve been here for a few months so to win the trophy is great.

“The supporters were unbelievable, it was great to be a part of that.”

Boland was also impressed with the atmosphere generated from the four terraces of Coopers Stadium, and hoped the Reds fans would continue to show their support for this season.

A remarkable 14,448 fans attended Tuesday night’s Final and Boland was confident their win would encourage more supporters through the gates for the Hyundai A-League campaign.

“I hope that we could experience this in every game,” he said.

“It was unbelievable and I think that’s what we need here to be a good home team.”

The 31-year-old German lauded Goodwin’s impact and the indelible mark he left on the match.

“Goody is Goody,” he stated.

“We know he has so much quality and both goals were amazing.

“We are so happy at the moment.”

Adelaide United face Central Coast Mariners in Round 3 of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season on Sunday, 4 November at Central Coast Stadium. Kick-off is at 4.30pm ACDT. Live and Exclusive on Fox Sports and streamed on the My Football Live App.