As the Reds head into Sunday’s home matchup with Perth Glory, in form United striker Bruce Djite says he’s up to challenge of playing three games over a ten day period.
Adelaide United are coming off a 1-1 draw against Melbourne Victory on Friday last week, and a mid week Westfield FFA Cup fixture in which they prevailed 3-1, largely thanks to two late goals from Djite.
“3 game in a week, it is tough, but it’s part and parcel of the sport now and I think the FFA up is a fantastic addition to the league,” Djite said.
“It will be the third game in a week and that’s going to test us a lot.”
According to the Reds striker, the draining nature of the current stretch of games is eased by the boost the team receives from playing in front of their loyal fans.
“The fans are unbelievable, they really give us a lift,” Djite said.
“Whether we’re playing well or not so well, they’re always behind us. You always feel that extra bit of energy when you’re playing in front of the Coppers Stadium faithful.”
Sunday’s home game will also give United fans their first look at the refurbished Coopers Stadium. The new red seats - with ‘AUFC’ lettering in white, scrawled across the sea of red - give Coopers stadium the feel of a boutique stadium.
“It looks really, really good. I’d implore everyone to get out there,” Djite said.
“Not just to experience the atmosphere, but just to see how the new stadium looks, because they’ve done a fantastic job with it.”
Adelaide United take on Perth Glory this Sunday at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off 4:30pm ACDT.