Bruce Djite has been influential for the Reds this season, and remains hopeful that a packed Adelaide Oval would see them cross the line against the Wanderers.
As the Reds’ talisman and leading goal scorer, much expectation surrounds Djite, but he remains grounded and focused on the task at hand.
“I wouldn’t say I’m in the form of my career but I’m improving game by game and I’m most happy when my efforts help the team win, so that’s what I’m focusing on,” he said, following training at Adelaide Oval today.
“If everyone can improve a little on the City game then we put ourselves in a really good position to win the final.”
Djite did not train with the main group this week, but was only doing so as it was part of last week’s winning formula, and he should be in no doubt for Sunday, with one training session remaining tomorrow afternoon.
And after training on Adelaide Oval today, Djite was not concerned at all, stating that the slightly harder surface ensures a quicker pace, and they have already adjusted.
Both the Reds and the Wanderers failed to take all three points in their matches this season, and Djite firmly believes a sea of Red would help them cross the line.
“Our games have been really, really close this season, and I think what will help separate us will be a packed house on Sunday,” he said.
“The energy around the city has been phenomenal all week - the players thrive off this energy and at the end of the day, there’s no club without them.”
Djite is hopeful to add the Hyundai A-League Grand Final crown to his Premiers’ Plate and FFA Cup scalps.
“It’s obviously history making for the club to win it, but to win with these boys would be extra special because it’s a fantastic group,” he said.
“But we must concentrate on the process, on the game, and if we do those things right hopefully the result comes.
“To win this trophy would mean the world to us.”
Adelaide United will face Western Sydney Wanderers in the 2016 Hyundai A-League Grand Final on Sunday, 1 May at Adelaide Oval. Kick-off is at 3.30pm ACST.