Bulls’ boss pleased with his team’s performance but wants consistency

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Macarthur FC coach Ante Milicic was pleased with the performance of his team after a 2-1 victory over Western United in a soaking game of football at Campbelltown Stadium.

The 46-year-old was happy with what he saw to run away with the three points.

“Besides the goal in the first half, we were fairly well in control,” he said.

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“I was quite pleased with our first half performance and that first 15-20 minutes of the second half, they had a bit more momentum and a bit more field possession.”

Milicic also commented on the performances of his substitutions.

“I was really pleased with the subs, they made an impact that was required.

“I won’t single out individuals, but they definitely came on and when we needed something different just to change that momentum, they did what was asked for.

“And then towards the end of the game, I thought we created a few chances, we could have made the game safe a little bit earlier, but at the end we’ll take the 2-1 result.”

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However, the former Matildas’ coach is eager to see his team improve and consistently play a higher quality of football.

“We’re going okay,” Milicic said.

“We’re competitive on our day, we can play some good football.

“Obviously the last couple of weeks, we weren’t near Melbourne City last week and then against the league leaders the week before against the Central Coast we came away with nothing.

“The main thing for us is to keep concentrating on ourselves, not looking at the ladder. We need a bit more consistency in our play, but also in our line-up.

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“I firmly believe if we can keep that together, then the players will have a better understanding and to be honest I’m still getting to know their qualities and their strengths as they are with me.

“We’re a new team being brought together in a short space of time and at times and in patches we look good, but we just need to play better football for longer periods.

“But we’re not in a bad place, we truly believe there’s a lot more improvement in us moving forward.”

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

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