Troisi: People got carried away when we were winning

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Adelaide United’s James Troisi says the clubs humiliating 5-2 loss to Western Sydney Wanderers proves people got carried away after their five-game winning streak.

Troisi said despite their early winning streak at the beginning of the season, things could change very quickly and they did.

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”I have said it all along, I thought people were getting a little bit carried away when we were winning,” he said.

‘”Conceding five goals in any game is not good enough, it doesn’t matter what team you’re playing.

“I don’t think Western Sydney were amazing – I thought we were very poor and that is something we need to fix right away.”

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Reflecting on the loss he said consistency was key moving forward for the team.

”With eight or nine games to go, we need to rectify things as quickly as possible if we want to have a chance to finish in a good position, which we can do very easily,” Troisi said.

It was an extremely disappointing night at Bankwest Stadium for Adelaide, who before the match had the opportunity to move into second with a win.

The loss throws them back into fifth and the mid-table congestion with Brisbane Roar, who are now only one point behind.

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The attention turns to the original rivalry against Melbourne Victory on Saturday night.

Troisi will return from a month-long hamstring injury to face his former club, the club he made 105 appearances for.

He said the derby would be the best way to bounce back.

”It is pretty easy to get up for the big games and playing against the Victory is one of the biggest for us, so I am really looking forward to it,” he said.

”I have been out for a little bit so I am happy to be back.

“Hopefully, we can put on a good performance and then the result will follow.”

The Reds have let in 32 goals this season – only bottom-placed sides Central Coast Mariners and Newcastle Jets have conceded more.

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Troisi hopes his experience can help the Reds to stop the rot but said he was unsure if he could last the full 90 minutes.

”I am feeling good, I don’t know if 90 minutes is the smartest thing for me to play but I definitely want to get quite a few minutes,” he said.

”I am here to help the boys as much as I can but I am only one piece of the puzzle so I will play my part and everyone else has to play their part.”

Adelaide face Melbourne Victory on Saturday night at Marvel Stadium in Round 21 of the A-League.

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Euan James
Lover of all things football. Covering Adelaide United in 2019/20 for TFS!