Ufuk Talay: Phoenix will turn things around

Mon 25 January 2021 | 10:17

Wellington Phoenix boss says he has ‘no worries’ about his team’s current situation.

Wellington Phoenix

’s Sunday match against

Newcastle Jets

ended in another defeat for

Ufuk Talay

’s team. The Phoenix are currently in 11th place of the table as they have managed to collect only one point from their three league matches. Ulises Dabila’s late goal was not enough for the Phoenix to escape another defeat as two goals from Valentino Yuel and Roy O’Donovan had already secured the victory for the Jets. In a post-match interview, Talay has spoken about his team’s current situation.

"I have no worries,

"You know we've been through this previously and it's just another game and we look forward to our game next week against Central Coast."

Wellington lost their first four games last season and didn't record their first win until round six.

But they recovered to finish third on the ladder and Talay believes the Phoenix are better off this season.

"Results wise I think we started slowly, but footballing wise I don't think we have.

"Last season it was a start from scratch, but this year we've kept and maintained the core group of players who understand how we want to play so I'm sure we'll come out of this pretty quick."

Talay believes that Wellington Phoenix will be able to regain their good form after they achieve their first victory of the season.

"Winning games builds confidence and that's what we need at this stage to win one game and I'm sure the run will continue then.

"Football is about confidence too. You know you score a goal early or you win a game one-nil that builds confidence in players and that's all we need.

"I think we'll continue the work that we're doing, we'll just try and make it better.

"The most important thing for me is believing in our process and believing in our principles and the way that we want to play and having belief in my philosophy with what we have to to do."

Asked about his team’s tight schedule for the upcoming matches, Talay responded:

"Not worried at all.

"I have belief in the players. We've got the players to do it. They showed last year that they can do it [and] we maintained the core of [that squad] this year.

"The more challenging the game I think the boys love to step up to it so we'll take any opposition on."

source: SportMob

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