Glory v Sydney FC: What the coaches said
Perth Glory interim head coach Ian Ferguson has promised to more changes to his team in the wake of Sunday’s home loss to Sydney FC.
Perth Glory interim head coach Ian Ferguson has promised to more changes to his team in the wake of Sunday-s home loss to Sydney FC.
Here are the post game reactions from both teams.
Perth Glory interim head coach Ian Ferguson:
"It wasn't good enough, pure and simple.
"Not Perth Glory-like. Disappointed. Not a good performance.
"I didn't see any hunger today.
"I've seen Sydney wanting that game more than us, which is quite disturbing 'cause we're playing at home and I was expecting bigger and better things today.
"We were giving the ball away (and) we couldn't hold the ball up.
"So I take the blame, I hold my hands up. I put the team on the park and it's up to me to try and get this fixed and get the players ready for next week.
"It's a bad habit we're in and it's one we need to try and get out of as quickly as possible.
"It's six in a row we've lost. Hopefully we can try and turn that around.
"For the last six weeks, we go out and we train well, we get the camaraderie back, we get the good feeling back and all of a sudden we perform like that.
"I don't know if the boys are feeling low when they go out and play, we have no energy at all, we just looked flat all over the park.
"There's no easy formula here, there's no magic wand. We've got to get there and work hard. Everybody's low at this moment, we've got to try and pick them up for next week."
Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka:
"We waited a long time for the first victory this season.
"There was a lot of criticism, first part of this season towards us, especially after the last game in Melbourne, but this is the right answer from the team.
"I am very happy and I am satisfied. It's only one step forwards but an important step for us.
"(But) I don't like to talk towards the media, (and say) we will reach the grand final this season.
"We need to do (things) step by step, hard work and keep going. Team unity and hard work, that's mainly the focus for us in this moment."