Dynamic midfielder, Jimmy Jeggo, has said the Reds will look to extend this season’s unbeaten run when United takes on Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park in Round 8 of the Hyundai A-League.
Speaking ahead of the match, Jeggo insisted the Reds would travel to Victory looking to come away with a good result against their fiercest rivals and considering the current form of the two sides, the encounter looks set to be as intense as ever.
“I think (the match) will be massive,” Jeggo said.
“Being their ten-year anniversary game, the rivalry of the two sides, plus the way the two teams have started, I think it’s going to be a great atmosphere at such a good stadium. It should be special.
“(A fast start) will be important and we go out every week looking to start well and control the game and it’ll be the same (this week).
“You want to go out and silence the crowd and have good intentions early, but Victory often look for a fast start as well, so the start of the game will be very quick and maybe a bit scrappy as both teams sort of fight to get the ascendancy.
Jeggo, who’s returning to Victoria to face his former club for the first time since joining the Reds, continued by saying that although he and his teammates are expecting a hostile atmosphere when they arrive at AAMI Park, such hostility adds to the occasion and increases their desire to win.
“It’s such a good feeling when you go to a ground with a bit of an intimidating atmosphere and you come away with a result, which is what we’re looking to do, so hopefully we can do that” Jeggo explained.
“You do notice (the hype surrounding these big matches) and we’re all really looking forward to the game.
“I think the fact that both teams have had good starts and (because) we’re both undefeated, for either team to go out and get a result on Friday night will be a massive statement to the rest of the league and we’re looking at it exactly like that.
“We need to continue our good start and (our pursuit of success) for this season.”
Jeggo finished by saying that he believes the colourful nature of both coaches is a real asset to this fixture, as it adds to the spectacle and produces good vibes for the entire A-League.
Adelaide Untied will face Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park in Round 8 of the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season on Friday, 28 November. Kick off will be at 7:10 ACDT.