Jimmy Jeggo has stated the entire Adelaide United squad has been left frustrated by the way the team has performed in recent weeks, but will channel their frustration into turning the club’s season around.
Having missed an opportunity to secure the team’s first win of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season last Friday, losing 4-2 to Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand, the Reds are in need of a quick change in fortune to kick-start their campaign.
And midfielder, Jimmy Jeggo, believes the blatant frustration being felt throughout the entire United squad can fuel the Reds’ revival in the coming weeks, motivating the team into making 2015/16 a success, despite the poor start.
“It was obviously a very disappointing result (against the Phoenix) and it’s obviously not good enough to be this far into a season and only have two points,” Jeggo said.
“But the group continues to be strong and we’re determined to put things right by coming out to training every day and putting in the hard work that we know we need.
“There’s no hiding our frustration and you can see it because we want to do well, but know our performances aren’t justifying it.
“We have to channel that frustration (into our efforts) and keep working hard.”
As Jeggo mentioned, United have only amassed two points from a possible 18 so far this season, with the loss to the Phoenix making it five consecutive domestic defeats including playoffs for the Reds.
But the No. 18 says the team has highlighted the areas that need considerable improvement and will be working tirelessly to ensure they are enhanced whilst staying true to the football philosophy embedded into the club.
“Little mistakes are costing us at crucial times in games,” Jeggo explained.
“In key moments we keep letting ourselves down and that’s what we have to cut out. Once we cut them out and refine a few things we’ll see the benefits because there’s already been positives in each of our games.
“If you look at the number of goals we’ve conceded, it’s definitely not good enough. That’s not to put blame on our defenders at all because it’s elven against eleven and we start defending from the front, so as a team it’s (an issue).
“(Conceding these goals) has been more the way the team has shaped in those moments of transition (from attack into defence) and this is the type of thing that we will work on.”
Adelaide United will face Newcastle Jets in Round 7 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season on Sunday, 22 November, 2015, at Coopers Stadium. Kick off is at 4.30pm ACDT.