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Adelaide play with speed

11 May 2010 2 Comments

Adelaide United will be focusing its speed to overcome Korean Jeonbuk Motors and progress through to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League.

Adelaide’s ACL interim head coach Joe Mullen “We see it as a bit of advantage for us, that we have got quick players in our front third,” Mullen said.

“We know we need to score goals to win games, especially in a knockout game, goals are going to be paramount so we needed to work on our offensive movement in the front third.”

Central midfielder Paul Reid remains in doubt with a groin injury, but captain Travis Dodd remained confident that Adelaide could win at home and progress.

“It has been a very long year, there is no doubt about that,” Dodd said.

“But after a very disappointing A-League campaign, it has been a lot of hard work to get where we are now in the champions league./p>

“We have earned our spot here, we have certainly put in the work at training.

“The squad has come together well and turned it around, showed a lot of character throughout this campaign.

“It’s do or die, so we know we have to sharpen the pencil so to speak in front of goal – it has been letting us down in the last couple of games.

“But we’re confident we have worked on enough things at training to rectify that.”

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