Adelaide United midfielder Jimmy Jeggo says points aren’t the focus at this stage of the season and has backed new coach Guillermo Amor to lift the struggling Reds.
The Reds, who finished third and won the FFA Cup under Josep Gombau last term, have collected two points from three games, with two goals scored and sit second last.
United bossed possession against Perth Glory on the weekend, but lost 3-1, leading to criticism over their ability to break opponents open.
Under Gombau last term, the Reds were the third highest scoring team, only behind the top two.
Barcelona legend Amor, who has never worked as a head coach before, has slightly altered the Reds’ system without the immediate success hoped.
“There have been tweaks obviously with the change of manager,” Jeggo told FourFourTwo.
“There’s always little things they like to bring in. The basis of our game is the same, but we’ve probably got a bit more freedom and we’re not as structured as last year.
“It’s taken the boys some time to pick it up but I’m fully confident with the players we’ve got we’re more than capable of creating chances.”
Jeggo said Gombau and Amor are vastly contrasting personalities, but both had their benefits.
“Guillermo is a very different character to Josep,” the 23-year-old former Melbourne Victory midfielder said.
“Josep was a lot louder and a lot more out there. Guillermo is a lot calmer, doesn’t say too much, but when someone with that kind of experience speaks, you listen.
“He’s got his own ideas. It’s a very similar way to the game we played last year with a few little tweaks.
“Last year, at the end of the day, we weren’t good enough to win the league so we needed to evolve and change the way we play slightly and that’s what he’s tried to do.”
The Reds travel to early season pacesetters Brisbane Roar this weekend but Jeggo insisted it wasn’t a must-win match at this early stage despite their slow start.
“At this stage of the season you want to pick up as many points as you can, but I don’t think anyone is looking at the league table,” Jeggo said.
“It’s not going to like anything like this at the end of the season.
“It’s still very early in the season and the points aren’t the issue at this point of the season.”