Previous
Colombia
Kuwait
3
1
FT
Game Details
Qatar
Slovenia
1
0
FT
Game Details
Macedonia
Australia
0
0
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Burton Albion
Stevenage
1
1
LIVE 64'
Game Details
Puerto Rico
Canada
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
All Boys
Los Andes
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Instituto de Córdoba
Guillermo Brown
12:00 AM GMT Mar 31, 2015
Game Details
Patronato
Boca Unidos
12:00 AM GMT Mar 31, 2015
Game Details
Next

Adelaide players back their A-League coach

Adelaide United players are keeping faith in the demands of new coach Josep Gombau despite their winless A-League streak, defender Michael Zullo says.

The Reds won their season opener but have since lost four games and drawn two under the Spanish coach, who is seeking a possession, passing-based game.

Gombau's outfit travel to play winless Melbourne Heart on Sunday in a match Zullo says is crucial to Adelaide's season.

"We are building towards something and we believe in what we are doing," Zullo told reporters on Thursday.

"People rave about Brisbane Roar and how they play - we play very similar. They are just not giving away games like we are giving them away at the moment, they are putting away their chances.

"It's down to little moments in a game and once they start going our way, it's going to be completely different, I have complete faith in that.

"It's about having a winning mentality in a team and I definitely feel that we have that here. We have winners all over the park.

"Once that one game starts going our way, we can build on that and hopefully string some more performances together and I feel as thought that is going to be a springboard for the rest of the season."

Zullo said Adelaide had made adjustments in a bid to end costly defensive lapses, but said Gombau's style was suited to the eighth-placed Reds.

"I don't feel as though where we are on the table at the moment justifies the way we have been playing," he said.

"It's a very similar set-up to Dutch football ... it's the way forward, it's the way most of the world is playing now apart from the British nations, everyone is trying to play this kind of football.

"If we can get that going in Australia, it is the way forward and it's the way our country can develop as a football nation."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.