Following Guillermo Amor’s instatement as the new Head Coach of Adelaide United, club captain, Eugene Galekovic, spoke of his and the team’s strong belief in Amor successfully seeing out the project begun by former manager, Josep Gombau.
Adelaide United has completed its first training session under new manager, Guillermo Amor, and Reds’ captain, Eugene Galekovic, has firmly stated the entire club’s backing of the FC Barcelona legend in Amor’s training and game-preparation methods.
“Training was very similar to Josep’s and I know they (Josep and Guillermo) both worked really well together last season and they have a lot of things in common,” Galekovic said.
“So it won’t be too far off from last season with the way we play and the way we do things.
“Our game is still about playing and moving, keeping possession, and being ‘a block’ when we lose the ball and trying to win it back quickly.
“Guillermo is a great guy and was obviously involved last year. He’s very similar to Josep and he’s a lovely bloke and a great coach.”
Understandably, Galekovic spoke of his disappointment at the sudden departure of Gombau, but claimed positivity is surrounding the squad and Amor’s abilities to prepare and lead the team throughout the upcoming Hyundai A-League season.
“I was shocked, Galekovic explained. “I didn’t want believe that it was coming.
“But we have to move on. We have a great pre-season coming up now over the next few months and then a whole new season.
“We back Guillermo because he’s a champion bloke. We’ve had him last season and we know what he’s about. He’s got a very good reputation in the game and in Barcelona and the boys regard him really highly.
“We are just going to work hard and we’re really looking forward to the season. We’re really looking forward to working with him.”
Adelaide United will face South Australian NPL team Blue Eagles tomorrow night at the Marden Sports Complex (kick-off 7:00pm) in a friendly eight days before the club starts its Westfield FFA Cup title defence against Darwin Olympic in Darwin.