Bruce Djite says Adelaide will be hoping old foes Melbourne Victory do them a favour by knocking off Brisbane Roar on Saturday night.
Roar are the only team that now stand in the way of Adelaide picking up their second A-League premiership after the Reds eased past Melbourne City on Friday night.
Djite has been in red-hot form and scored a penalty after Isaias put the visitors ahead within minutes of the kick-off.
The big target man said it was vital that Adelaide, who have moved to top of the league, got the win to set up for the final series.
“Extremely important because history has shown that it’s one of the top two that tend to win the league,” Djite told Fox Sports post match.
“Of course history’s there to be broken but we know that we’re well aware of our situation now… we push on, we push forward – at home a good crowd, cross our fingers that Melbourne Victory will do us a favour and we win our first final and stage the grand final.”
Adelaide have yet to win the A-League Championship – it remains the final piece of silverware missing from their cabinet after they won the inaugural FFA Cup under Josep Gombau.
City looked a shadow of their usual selves, Djite denied that City were easybeats on the night.
“It looked like that but I tell you it was a lot of hard work,” he said.
“We put in a lot of kilometres today. City are a fantastic outfit. You can’t give these guys room to breathe. The (Harry) Novillos, the (Bruno) Fornarolis – it’s well documented – great season – but yeah, our defence held up very well.”comments