Isaías: Unity can see us through

Isaías has said the only way forward for Adelaide United is if the squad continues to be unified, focussing on training hard during the week and playing even harder on match day.

The Reds departed for New Zealand today ahead of their match with Wellington Phoenix in Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season.

And with United currently in 10th position in the league’s standings after five games, Isaías has said he and his teammates are highly motivated to put their poor start behind them by securing their first three points at one of the most difficult away venues in the competition.

“We know that our start is not good enough, but we also know that we have a good squad and we can turn this situation around,” Isaías said. “We have confidence in ourselves and we know that we can (change our fortunes).

“Guillermo (Amor) has told us that we have to keep working and have to keep our trust in our game style and our team. This is very important and if we keep working hard the results will come.

“Wellington is a difficult place to go and the Phoenix are a very strong team, especially at home, but we’re coming up against them in a good moment.

“We need to show everybody that we’re here to play and that we’re Adelaide United and we know how to get results.”

Reflecting on the preparation United has gone through following the loss to Melbourne City last Thursday, Isaías stated that the team has taken a lot of things from the game and not all were bad.

The Spaniard also commented that through difficult times it can be hard for players to keep their confidence, but the mood within the squad is still strong and enthusiastic with the team determined to leave New Zealand with a win.  

“It’s normal that in games you can make mistakes in both attack and in defence,” he explained.

“But any problem that you may have, we work at fixing them in training in the coming days.

“It can be hard (to keep your confidence up), but we’re professional players. We have to.

Isaías says United are determined to turn their situation around, starting with the Phoenix on Friday night.

“You realise in every game you have good things and bad things, but the most important thing is learning from the bad things and continuing to work on (enhancing) the good things.

“In times like this we need to keep together and continue to focus. Your attitude has a big impact on how your situation plays out.

“I think we need to focus on us and our football because when we play our best football we can beat any team.”

Adelaide United will face Wellington Phoenix in Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season on Friday, 13 November, 2015, at Westpac Stadium. Kick off is at 5.00pm ACDT. 

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