Kurz: United on 'good track'

Published on: 14 January 2019

Coach Marco Kurz is satisfied with the way his Adelaide United side are performing this season despite their 2-1 defeat to Sydney FC.

The Reds, who had been unbeaten in their previous four matches, remain seven points clear of seventh-placed Newcastle Jets after 13 rounds.

Kurz wasn't pleased with the way his team started the match at Jubilee Oval, saying they had failed to match the intensity they'd shown in their previous game against Melbourne Victory.

Adelaide had scored twice in the first 21 minutes against the defending champions, but this time they fell behind in the 11th minute to a Siem de Jong free-kick.

Kurz criticised the decision to award the free-kick to the Sky Blues on the edge of the penalty area, but wasn't seeking to use it as an excuse for their poor start.

"Before the game we said let's start with the same confidence and with the same intensity as we did against Victory - I think we didn't," said the coach. "We didn't start well early in the game, the first goal after a free-kick we can clear the ball very easily."

But Kurz views the season overall as being relatively successful, particularly in the light of having won the FFA Cup already.

"I think today we can be better and then have the chance to pick up the points but, with 19 points, we're on a good way," he added. "Also don't forget that we won the final and that means that we've a couple of more games in the legs, but we're on a good track."

Adelaide United are 14/1 to win the Grand Final and 13/8 to win their next game against Western Sydney, who are 13/8 with the draw 23/10.

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Coach Marco Kurz is satisfied with the way his Adelaide United side are performing this season despite their 2-1 defeat to Sydney FC.

The Reds, who had been unbeaten in their previous four matches, remain seven points clear of seventh-placed Newcastle Jets after 13 rounds.

Kurz wasn't pleased with the way his team started the match at Jubilee Oval, saying they had failed to match the intensity they'd shown in their previous game against Melbourne Victory.

Adelaide had scored twice in the first 21 minutes against the defending champions, but this time they fell behind in the 11th minute to a Siem de Jong free-kick.

Kurz criticised the decision to award the free-kick to the Sky Blues on the edge of the penalty area, but wasn't seeking to use it as an excuse for their poor start.

"Before the game we said let's start with the same confidence and with the same intensity as we did against Victory - I think we didn't," said the coach. "We didn't start well early in the game, the first goal after a free-kick we can clear the ball very easily."

But Kurz views the season overall as being relatively successful, particularly in the light of having won the FFA Cup already.

"I think today we can be better and then have the chance to pick up the points but, with 19 points, we're on a good way," he added. "Also don't forget that we won the final and that means that we've a couple of more games in the legs, but we're on a good track."

Adelaide United are 14/1 to win the Grand Final and 13/8 to win their next game against Western Sydney, who are 13/8 with the draw 23/10.

Source: bet365.com

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