Adelaide United FC captain Eugene Galekovic is content about the direction the club is heading in after he met with the club’s hierarchy to ‘clear the air on things’.
Adelaide United FC captain Eugene Galekovic is content about the direction the club is heading in after he met with the club-s hierarchy to ‘clear the air on things-.
In regards to comments he made regarding the current position and environment of the club following the Reds- elimination from the finals series, Galekovic says he has been reassured that various issues would be addressed.
Long serving Reds defender Cassio joined Galekovic in a meeting with the club-s Board this morning, a private discussion that the Reds- number one believes concluded in a positive outcome.
“I said what I said because I care about this club, I want this club to move forward. Things were said because I want to improve the culture & other things,” Galekovic said.
“Everything is fine. They understood where I was coming from, but like I said, the number one thing is about this club and trying to improve it.”
“We hope as a playing group that it can only be positive for the club. That-s why we said these things and hopefully things will improve at this club.”
“We had a great discussion and I feel like we have achieved something and we-re on the one page.”
From the first time he ran out for Adelaide United back in November 2007, Galekovic has worn his heart on his sleeve, his passion, commitment and love of the club unquestioned.
Galekovic, who has made more Hyundai A-League games for the Reds than any other player, confesses it was raw emotion that drove him to publicly speak out on Monday morning.
“At the time I did it for a reason because I care about this club and I want to it grow,” Galekovic said.
“As a playing group we want to move forward. We want to build this club to be like it was and bigger, and we just put things forward to the Board what we want to achieve and how big we want this club to grow.”
“We want everyone to be together again. Everyone associated at the club - from the Board to the players, supporters, members. I said that a few years back it was a very close group and that needs to start happening again.”
Another who has constantly displayed his desire to bring success to the club, Cassio backed Galekovic-s sentiments and is grateful for the receptiveness and willingness of the Board to explore the best practises going forward.
“I think it came to a point that it-s not good, everyone wants to achieve something,” Cassio said.
“Eugene and I have been here for a long time and we feel for all of the supporters - what they feel we feel as well.”
“After the meeting I think it-s all positive. As Eugene said we have to move forward, it was a good meeting, we believe them that they will do the best for the club and now we go from there.”
“Hopefully we get this culture back and we can achieve something a lot better than what-s happened in the past.”