Jeronimo eager for successful first NZ experience

Livewire Reds forward Jeronimo Neumann will be hoping his first trip across the Tasman to New Zealand will be one to remember for all of the right reasons.

Livewire Reds forward Jeronimo Neumann will be hoping his first trip across the Tasman to New Zealand will be one to remember for all of the right reasons.

Going into Sunday-s game against the Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium, Jeronimo is remarkably yet to score away from Adelaide this season, this despite having seven goals next to his name.

Well aware of his contrasting record on the road, the Argentinean cannot put a finger on why he has been barren away from Hindmarsh Stadium. On thing Jeronimo is sure of is that as much as he wants to rectify not having found the back of the net away from home, he is not about to start panicking or putting any added pressure on himself.

Rather, the Reds- second highest goal scorer this season believes his luck is bound to change providing he keeps working hard on the track.

“For that, we need to train hard and try to do the same away as when we play here,” Jeronimo said.

“I just need to keep trying to play better away.”

Jeronimo-s away goal scoring drought almost mirrors the Reds- record of late on the road. The Reds are without a win in their past six games on their travels, their last triumph coming back on November 23rd in a 2-1 win over Sydney FC.

“We know getting results away from home has been hard for us - the last game we played bad,” Jeronimo said.

“We-ve just got to keep training hard and try to make the games we play away from home better.”

“We know at home we are a strong team and the other teams show us a lot of respect at home, but we know away from home it has not been so easy for us.”

On Sunday, Jeronimo and the Reds face a team that is renowned for its formidable home record, although this season Wellington has not enjoyed as much of an imposing run of results at Westpac Stadium.

In what will be the first time the Reds have played in New Zealand since November 2011, Jeronimo knows they will need a sharp improvement in their performances away to snare maximum points from the Phoenix.

“Now we play in New Zealand and we expect a hard game from Wellington,” Jeronimo said.

“The team is confident and the group is together but we need to go away to Wellington and be stronger.”

For Jeronimo, he will be hoping a new location will prove just the tonic to kick start a run of goal scoring form away from Hindmarsh.