Round 18 Match Preview: ADLvSYD

Guillermo Amor and Bruce Djite say Adelaide United are as ready as ever to maintain their recently excellent form, continuing the game-by-game philosophy, ahead of their match against Sydney FC on Friday night.

United are now unbeaten in nine matches and are solely focused on making it ten with a win against the Sky Blues, who are currently just one point better-off than the Reds. 

And with Sydney’s dip in form of late, Adelaide are in prime position to overcome their Round 18 opponents, who are winless in their last two matches. Meanwhile, the Reds have only suffered defeat to Sydney once in their past seven meetings. 

As a result, Reds’ Head Coach, Guillermo Amor, has said he remains confident in his players, who are focused on earning the three points in what he’s described as another important clash. 

“What is important now, is to focus on our game tomorrow,” Amor said. “As a group we are very good and are confident for this match.

“Tomorrow is an important game for us, and we need to continue our form and keep working hard, always aiming to improve. 

“It is not always easy to play perfectly, but our level now is good and I am happy with our group at the moment,” he continued. “There is a lot of pressure in football, but for me, pressure is pleasure and it only makes you stronger.

“Sydney are a strong team, and we have respect for them, but we cannot relax, we must push ourselves as we want to win this game. 

“We have to be hungry, and we must always want more.

“It is important we maintain our form and continue winning, because it is crucial for our aspirations in the finals, we want the best for the club.”

United forward, Bruce Djite, continued on from his Head Coach, agreeing that he and the team are hungry and focused. He also stated that Sydney should not take the Reds lightly heading into the game.

“We have gotten our much-deserved respect back from the other clubs, by getting good results and winning,” Djite said. “We made a statement by beating Brisbane, and are looking to do the same against Sydney.

“Sydney will acknowledge the fact that we are a force to be reckoned with, and they are going to have to be on top of their game if they want to take any points away from us tomorrow night.

“We have a good record against Sydney, but they are going to try and bounce back from some unlucky results,” he continued. “We are confident, and for me, and everyone else in the team, the game tomorrow is our focus which will help us once again.

“We are fresh, having had some good training sessions this week and the team is feeling good and ready to go.”

Adelaide United will face Sydney FC in Round 18 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season on Friday, 5 February at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.10pm ACDT.

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