UNITED READY FOR MARCONI
When you’re coming off a 5-nil loss, you can expect a certain amount of angst. There are uncomfortable video reviews. There are “honest” assessments of where the team fell down. There is soul-searching.
And then there is Manly United striker Dejan Pandurevic, who is as pumped for tonight’s game against Marconi at Cromer Park as he is any for other.
“It wasn’t a great result last week but the way everyone responded at training was extremely positive. We’ve put last week behind us and will be ready to bounce back on Friday night. We will look to really improve.
“Even though some results haven’t gone our way lately the entire squad has played till the very last whistle. Marconi is an experienced side and will be dangerous from set piece. But we will focus on our game and the things we can influence to win the game,” Pandurevic said.
When MWFA media spoke to Adam Griffiths after his team’s thumping by Sydney United 58, the Manly coach was almost at a loss to extract positives. But he did his best.
“We have to be better than that,” he said. “If there’s an advantage to losing by such a number it shows you there’s some issues that you need to address. It’s shown us that we’re five goals away from a quality team. We learn from these mistakes.”
Pandurevic said the coaching staff had been “working on a few areas of our game where we can step it up. The squad is yet to be finalised but I’m sure the whole team will be up for a big game this week!”