Daniel Adlung praised his side’s tactical approach after Adelaide United advanced to Westfield FFA Cup Grand Final following a 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Tuesday night.
The German midfielder scored a stunning, swerving long-range drive – his first goal for the Club – to give the Reds’ an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 58th minute.
Adlung admitted from the moment his strike left his foot he was confident it would find the back-of-the-net.
“Sometimes I get a good hit for the ball and it was a good goal I think,” he told Fox Sports.
“Maybe I have to shoot more often so I can score more goals.
“It felt good but it had a little bit of swerve, so it was a good goal and the touch from my foot I thought it would go in.”
Johan Absalonsen had earlier put the visitors ahead on 13 minutes, while Brendon Santalab halved the deficit with 20 minutes remaining from the penalty spot.
Adlung believes the team executed Head Coach, Marco Kurz’s, game plan to perfection and deserved to advance to the final against Sydney FC on 21 November.
“Western Sydney played a very good game and they’ve very good offensive players,” he said.
“But I think we have a good plan for this game and from the first game to the end we played to our plan and we deserved the victory I think.”
Adelaide United host Melbourne City in Round 4 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Saturday, 28 October at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.