Adelaide captain Isaias is hoping for a double celebration after receiving his Australian Citizenship with a win against arch-rivals Melbourne Victory.

Isaias came to Australia in 2013 after being bought to United by Josep Gombau looking for an adventure but now has plans for a longer stay after receiving his citizenship.

“The first time when I arrived here it was more like an adventure or experience in my career but now my thoughts have completely changed,” he said.

“I am hoping I would like to have my family here, in time it has changed my mind… it is a lovely country I would love to enroll my kids here because it is a safe and healthy country,” he said.

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Isaias is hoping to follow up this achievement with a much needed three points against Melbourne Victory on Wednesday.

It looms as a difficult challenge given Melbourne Victory are undefeated in their past nine games while United have only one win in the same time-frame.

“I think we are playing a good football and I think the results will arrive soon and I am really confident about tomorrow’s game,” he said.

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“We know they have very high quality up front and experienced players, quality players but I know as a team, as a group, we believe in our system and believe in our players and I think our group is stronger than them,” he said.

A win against Melbourne Victory on Wednesday could see Adelaide consolidate fifth position on the table but a loss is likely to see Adelaide fall two games behind the top four.

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