Bulls fate is in their own hands

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The A-League finals are getting closer and Macarthur FC coach Ante Milicic can safely say his team does not have to rely on the results of other games.

The Bulls are sitting in second place on the ladder after defeating Melbourne Victory 3-1 on Friday night, which saw Matt Derbyshire netting in two goals.

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As the A-League draws closer to the finals, Milicic has noticed other teams are struggling to get the three points.

“You look at the games that’s going on and they’re all very tight and you can see that teams are finding it difficult to win where it’s ever so important to get three points,” he said.

“We’ve now won two in a row and it means a lot, but what we’ve done now is we put ourselves in a position where we don’t need to rely on others.

“We just need to focus on ourselves, there’s four games to go and we’ll take one game at a time but everything is in our hands, I’m just pleased for the boys tonight that they got the win.”

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The 47-year-old coach said he does not focus on other teams, but instead focuses on his own team and the opponent they need to face.

The Bulls have a nine-day gap before their next game and Milicic said he would be focusing on the areas that his team needs to improve and making sure his players were well rested.

“I’m not too bothered what the other teams do and I don’t watch games and hope for any results, I purely try to focus on our upcoming opponents and look at my own team,” Milicic said.

“What I will say is with the gap that we have this is an opportunity for us to keep working together, try to get better, we’ll review the game, it’s important to look at areas that we need better.

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“But at the same time, I think first and foremost we need to recover well and see how the players pulled up and maybe give them a couple days away from the training ground and then prepare for what we know is a difficult trip against a difficult opponent.”

The Bulls next game against Perth Glory is not until the May 23, which gives them a lot of preparation time but they will need to remain focused until then.

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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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