Milicic hoping all it takes is time for Macarthur squad

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Macarthur FC coach Ante Milicic says that it’s going to take time for the players to find their touch following a 1-1 draw against Wellington Phoenix at Campbelltown Stadium.

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The Bulls have failed to find a win in their two consecutive home games but Ante Milicic knows it’s a work in progress.

“In our squad we have eight players that have played in the A-League. Majority of our players, their last game were pre-COVID,” he said.

“So a lot of the boys played January, February, March, it’s going to take time, it’s going to take time for them to get their touch back.

“The two Spaniards are getting fitter, couple of boys are adjusting to the tempo and the speed, and they’re getting to know me and I’m getting to know them.”

Macarthur have registered a win, draw and loss so far this season, but Milicic knows the team needs to gain points as quick as possible.

“We know we need to do it quickly and we need to pick up points along the way.

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“At the same time, I’m very pleased with the squad that we’ve got and we know we’ve got the potential to improve.”

Milicic believes that his team’s performance improved in their match against Phoenix compared to last week’s fixture against Central Coast Mariners.

“It was a difficult opponent for us and we knew that, but I’m happy with the improvement we saw.”

“I think we created a lot more than we did the other day and I think we were just a little more patient in that front third as well.”

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“What I can say it’s a step in the right direction, so were pleased with the work we did, particularly in the second half.”

Macarthur will be looking to get their first home win of the season against their newly rival, Sydney FC, on Sunday 31st January.

Feature image credit: Macarthur FC.

 

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Daniel Gualterio
Bachelor of Sports Media student from Charles Sturt University covering Macarthur FC. Passionate for the world game.

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