Reds are back and ready to defend

Adelaide United forward Pablo Sanchez, recapped his experience of travelling to the Northern Territory as well as stressed the importance of Wednesday Night’s Westfield FFA Cup clash against Sydney FC.

Pablo Sanchez who scored in both games of their Northern Territory Tour, netting a brace against the Alice Springs All Stars and one against Melbourne City, was pleased with the side’s performances and praised the Northern Territory as a fantastic place to visit.

“It’s good to understand and learn about this side of Australia,” said Pablo Sanchez.

“The Northern Territory has a lot of stuff for us to enjoy and partake in which made the trip special.

“It was also good for the new players to understand and meet the rest of us as we are all friends, so we are happy to have visited such a fantastic place.

“The games were also very intense, they were very different to play in but we were competitive and motivated to get results.”

Adelaide United now shift their attention to their Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16 match against Sydney FC on Wednesday Night.

Pablo Sanchez ex0plained about the importance of the match, as it’s the side’s first home game at Coopers Stadium leading into the new season.

“We are very exciting to play this game against an opposition like Sydney FC,” said Pablo Sanchez.

“We want to get a result because it’s the FFA Cup and it’s important to continue our form from the Northern Territory, so we are focused to do well and win the first game in Coopers Stadium in front of our fans”.  

While understanding the significance of the game, the Spaniard believes the side will use last year’s Elimination Final experience as motivation to get a result on Wednesday Night.

“It is very good motivation for us to do well and to help us get a result,” said Pablo Sanchez.

“It’s one more aspect that can help us get a result, so we will use it to the best of our ability.

“But we are the champions and have to defend it this time round, so we are very excited for this match.”

Adelaide United take on Sydney FC in the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16 at Coopers Stadium on Wednesday 26 August. Kick-off 7:00pm. Click here, to purchase your tickets now.​