Working hard solution to turning season around says Isaias

Adelaide United midfielder Isaias has insisted continuing to “work hard” is the only way to turn the Reds’ season around, ahead of the Club’s intriguing Boxing Day clash with front runners Sydney FC at Coopers Stadium.

The Reds currently occupy last spot on the league table, but one positive omen for Guillermo Amor’s men heading into the Round 12 match is they are the only team to keep the Sky Blues scoreless in the league this season.

Isaias is anticipating a gruelling game, in stifling conditions against the table topping Sydney, but remains confident United can secure the win despite their respective positions in the standings. 

“They’re (Sydney) a very good team, they’re a tough team and they’re flying at the moment,” Isaias said.

“We know it’ll be a difficult game, but I think if we keep improving some things we’ll have chances to win the game. 

“In the A-League it’s difficult, every team can beat each other, so I think we’ll have our chances (to score).

“I believe in my team, I believe in my teammates, I believe in our style, I believe in our fans to create a great atmosphere in our stadium. 

“So hopefully we’ll get the win, it will be difficult but we can do it.”

The Spaniard further maintained that working hard on the training ground was the only solution to resurrecting the Club’s stuttering campaign.  

“We know that we’re in a bad situation, it’s difficult at the moment,” Isaias said.

“But I think the best thing to turn the situation is to work every day as hard as possible and hopefully this will turn the situation.

“It’s difficult when you try your hardest and do your best and sometimes you don’t get the result it’s difficult.

“But I think it’s the only way we can turn our season around is to work hard and try and keep believing because one day the results will arrive.”  

With Adelaide having conceded a number of late goals in stoppage time this season, Isaias revealed the team and coaching staff are working strenuously to rectify the issue.  

“I think we’re working during the week about this thing and trying to improve this (the concession of late goals),” Isaias said.

“We speak with the coach (Amor) and he’s trying to fix this, so hopefully this won’t happen again.”

Adelaide United host Sydney FC in Round 12 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season on Monday, 26 December at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.