Kosmina in love with A-League again
Adelaide United's saviour John Kosmina has fallen in love again - with being an A-League coach.
Kosmina is unbeaten in four matches since the Reds sacked Dutchman Rini Coolen.
But the third-time coach hopes he's rated as more than a mere fire and brimstone merchant.
"It's nice that I can inspire people with fire in their belly," Kosmina said after Adelaide's home 1-1 draw with Brisbane Roar on Saturday night.
"But I'd like people to think of me in football terms as well - rather than being just a panel beater pumping everybody up and kicking a few people."
Kosmina is basking in a return to A-League coaching after previous stints with Adelaide and Sydney FC.
"It's good so far," he said.
"I got pretty wired up. I was involved in the game.
"That is the one thing I try not to do - that is when I start getting myself in trouble.
"It's fantastic ... you get that kind of crowd and the quality of football was good, so I love it.
"I wouldn't swap it for the world."
A penalty to Reds striker Sergio van Dijk secured a draw against the Roar, who had taken the lead through Issey Nakajima-Farran.
Adelaide captain Eugene Galekovic was satisfied, given Brisbane dished out the Reds' heaviest defeat, 7-1, last meeting.
"It's about character," said Galekovic, who replaced demoted defender Jon McKain as skipper a fortnight ago.
"We were down and we came back.
"Early on in the season, we might have crumbled."
Kosmina said Brisbane, despite one win in six games, remain a benchmark.
"They are predictable," he said.
"You know what they are going to do, but they do it so well.
"They are so well-drilled and they have a high level of technicality and skill, they don't make a lot of mistakes."