Ferguson: "A good point but we can play better"

Perth Glory interim head coach coach Ian Ferguson has praised his players for gaining a valuable point on the road but says his team can still play a lot better. Here is the post game reaction from Perth's goalless draw against Gold Coast.

Perth Glory interim head coach coach Ian Ferguson has praised his players for gaining a valuable point on the road but says his team can still play a lot better. Here is the post game reaction from Perth's goalless draw against Gold Coast.

Perth Glory interim head coach Ian Ferguson:

"The boys looked tired and sluggish and I don't know if it was travelling or the heat because it was really warm out there," Ferguson said. "Over the last four or five weeks it's probably been one of our worst performances.

"(But) it's a great point for us. We've worked hard. They've given us everything again and long may it continue."

On the surface of Skilled Park:

"It's got to be better, there's no doubt about that. It wasn't A-League standard.

"There was paint on it, no grass - it was all muck.

"We probably never played as well as we have in the past four or five weeks tonight, but it wasn't a surface for silky football."

On the injured players:

"We'll have to get on the phone tomorrow and we'll have to see who's going to be available and we might have to bring one or two players over.

"I felt probably the last 15 minutes or so we created some chances and I felt that we could've actually gone on to win it there, and then we got a couple of injuries."

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg:

"I think Perth were quite good and on a high after a good result last week and they played good enough to not lose while having their fair share of chances. They did every trick in the book to win an away game and they didn't deserve to lose."

On the surface:

"We don't have the luxury of playing on a carpet-style field on which we can play good football - the ball is a bit bouncy and there are a lot of 50-50's.

"Teams come here and see the ground and they know not to play football. If you were the coach of the other team and you walk on this field, and you look at the Gold Coast with a lot of lightweight players like Zenon Caravella, what do you do?

"Do you think (Perth coach) Ian Ferguson said before the game to his players, 'Let's play triangles and try to beat Gold Coast and nutmeg them' or 'Let's go for a hell of a fight'?"