Adelaide hungry for more success, insists Kurz

Marco Kurz dismissed suggestions his Adelaide United side will suffer a hangover from their FFA Cup Final triumph, insisting they are hungry for more success.

The Reds became the first side to win the competition multiple times when they beat Sydney FC 2-1 on Tuesday night, with Craig Goodwin claiming the accolades for a stunning brace.

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Kurz believes the combination of fresh focus and competition for places will ensure his side are back on task when they visit Central Coast Mariners on Sunday.

He told the club's official website: “We have to start now to bring the focus back to the league games, which is very hard after such a good night.

"But today the boys looked very hungry and now we have reached our first aim.

“Now we must find new goals for our season and next we must reach the [Hyundai A-League] Finals and we need every point available from now on. 

“The boys know this and they feel hungry.” 

Kurz was able to recall Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, Nikola Mileusnic, and Ryan Kitto to his squad and is welcoming the selection headache. 

“I’m happy Nikola is back, but his injury was from the last season, which means he was injured since May," he added.

“But now he is four weeks back in the training sessions with the whole team and looks good.

“Apostolos is a very strong player and he has improved very well in the pre-season. 

“He played the first game against Central Coast [in the FFA Cup Round of 32] and he has improved to the next step. 

“Kitto is always improving in training and I am very happy with him because he’s a very important player for us.

“He has speed, was our best goal scorer last season, and is ready.

“Tomorrow I will find the solution for the travelling group and also the starting eleven.”