Jeronimo knows the importance of backing up last Saturday’s win with more of the same against Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday.
Jeronimo knows the importance of backing up last Saturday-s win with more of the same against Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday.
It will be the third time in the opening 11 rounds of the season the Reds and Glory have met, the previous encounter coming back in Round 6 where an Osama Malik goal was cancelled out by Chris Harold in a 1-1 draw.
Preparing to head to nib Stadium again, Jeronimo is confident the Reds will be able to get the result they need on the back of their defeat of the Central Coast Mariners.
“This game was very important for the three points and to play well,” Jeronimo said of the victory over the Mariners.
“Now we must show the people that the last game was not lucky and it is the way we always play.”
When the Reds hosted Perth at Coopers stadium in Round One, the Argentine put on an emphatic display as he netted the first two goals of the match within 24 minutes before Fabio Ferriera finished off the Job mid-way through the second half.
But five weeks later in Perth, it was a much harder fought battle. Jeronimo, who is currently fifth on the Hyundai A-league-s goal scoring chart this season with four goals, is aware that the team must not get carried away after the win against the Central Coast.
“One game doesn-t matter, it-s about winning multiple games,” Jeronimo said.
“Possibly they (Perth) have improved since we played them a few weeks ago.”
Since Round 6, the Glory has only managed to earn points once, against Wellington in round 9, and with the Reds only three points behind the Western Australian side, a win on Sunday would see them go ahead on the table on goal difference. But despite this incentive, Jeronimo says it has not been mentioned.
“We don-t talk about that (overtaking the Glory)…the A-league season is long,” Jeronimo said.
“There are still many games to go, we know if we play the same way as the last game we can win.”
In recent weeks Jeronimo has come on as a second half substitute and proven a lively force on the field when he comes on.
After scoring the final goal over the Mariners, he hopes he can repat his performance at nib Stadium this Sunday.
“I try to do the same every time I play. I hope to do a very good job and as a striker I hope to score.”