Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz says he has fallen in love along with his gamers.
The Reds climbed to fourth on the A-League desk with a 2-1 house win towards Perth on Saturday evening.
“The efficiency from the boys, they provide in each recreation no matter they’ve,” Kurz mentioned.
“I’m very proud concerning the boys and I really like the boys.”
Kurz, in his first season at Adelaide, has positioned the Reds completely for a finals marketing campaign – they’re 9 factors away from sixth-placed Brisbane forward of Sunday’s matches.
However the German boss wasn’t but prepared to solid his eyes in the direction of the play-offs.
“Now we’re 9 factors in entrance and plus the objective distinction and that is essential,” Kurz mentioned.
“We keep in a superb place however we all know that we want a number of factors to get to finals.
“And each recreation, it’s very shut and we battle so arduous for factors.
“I hope we’ve got the ability to the tip, to get there within the finals.”
Kurz mentioned he would proceed to coach his gamers arduous throughout an prolonged break – they don’t play once more till one other house recreation, towards Central Coast, on February 17.
However whether or not defender Ersan Gulum can be accessible is but to be seen – he suffered an ankle damage on Friday evening and hobbled off.
His central defensive accomplice Jordan Elsey was additionally substituted when he was concussed in a heavy fall, although he prevented severe damage, Kurz mentioned.