Adelaide v Glory: What the coaches said
Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson was full of praise for his players following Wednesday night’s 2-nil loss to Adelaide. Ferguson said he was pleased with the desire and commitment.
Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson was full of praise for his players following Wednesday night-s 2-nil loss to Adelaide. Ferguson said he was pleased with the desire and commitment. Here are the post game reactions from both camps.
Perth Glory interim head coach Ian Ferguson:
"Again, I know it's a defeat but the signs were positive tonight. We're heading in the right direction.
"I think the effort and the commitment the boys showed tonight was fantastic. Unfortunately again we lose from a set piece which puts us behind the eight ball and we get a man sent off.
"I couldn't say a bad word against the boys tonight, I thought they went out there and showed a lot more desire, a lot more commitment than what they've showed in the last six weeks.
"In the first half we squeezed and Adelaide found it difficult to try and play. We had that energy and that fitness level and we tried to stop them playing. If you let them play, you know they've got good players as we've seen in the second half.
"It's like if you play any team. They've got good players and if you let them play they can have you. We know Adelaide has good players and we tried to stop them.
"I don't think discipline is a problem from my team.
"We've had a lot of yellow cards over the last few weeks and some of them are for kicking balls away, sometimes it's for trying to speak to the referee. Sometimes they have to use a bit of common sense, we're booking players left, right and centre and it's crazy at times.”
Adelaide United coach Rini Coolen:
"I am not happy with the first half ... we had some problems to come back in the game.
"What we showed in the second half, that is what we have to do.
"We talked about it at half-time, there were some hard words not only about not trying to play football, but also a few players not doing their job.''