Following Adelaide United’s dominant win on Sunday afternoon against Perth Glory, Jimmy Jeggo has said whilst the performance was significant the Reds should have “put the game to bed” earlier in the match when considering the high number of chances they created.
“I think we controlled the game from the first minute to the last and we had a lot of chances,” Jeggo said.
“We probably should have scored a few more and put the game to bed, but it was a pleasing performance.
“We’re only three games into the season and everyone knows we’ve had a good start and we’re playing well, but no one (in the squad) is getting too carried away.”
Jeggo believes that he and his teammates will definitely improve their performances and abilities as a unit, saying they are yet to come close to reaching their peak and one of the most important aspects the team has to focus on is ensuring they continue to work hard in training.
“There is still a long way to go, so we’ll have our heads down and we’re looking forward to Friday night (against Melbourne City).
“We’ve improved after every game and we’ll continue to look to improve because we can definitely go up a couple of levels.
“Each game provides a different test – Brisbane came out and pressed us, Victory came out and pressed us, Perth was slightly different – there’s plenty for us to improve on, it just depends on what we come up against.”
Going into to match United were without an out-and-out striker after Bruce Djite was ruled out of the game, but the Reds showed no signs of a wounded side; something Jeggo contributes to the depth that the squad now has and the impact of foreign signings as well as local ones.
“It’s going to be a key thing throughout the year,” Jeggo continued.
“Players are going to get injured, there’s going to be suspensions, but we know there are boys capable of stepping in and wont change the way we play.
“We’ve worked incredibly hard over preseason and the team started this (style) last year when Josep (Gombau) first came in.
“Everyone is going on about other teams and their foreign players, but our guys are brilliant and they proved it again on (Sunday), so we’re happy to fly under the radar a little and we’ll keep producing good performances.
“The group is really tight-knit and there have been times in a lot of these games where we’ve had 10-15 minute spells when we’ve been under the pump, but the boys have dug in and gotten out of them and continued to play our game.”
Adelaide United will face Melbourne City on Friday 31 October at AAMI Park. Kick-off will be at 7:40pm local time (7:10 ACDT).