Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor says the champions’ desperate need for points was the reason for Friday night’s costly late lapse against Newcastle Jets.
Having fought back to 1-1 with 20 minutes remaining, Adelaide were punished for coughing up three chances in the dying moments as Morten Nordstrand inflicted the visitors’ third stoppage time defeat of the season.
The Reds’ title defence is now well and truly in tatters as they sit three points adrift at the foot of the ladder.
“At 1-1 in the last five minutes we go and we try [to win the match],” Amor told Fox Sports.
“[The draw] for us is not good, we want three points and not one. We go with the risk.
“Sometimes you can win or lose in one minute and other times we lose in the last moment. It’s always hard when you lose.”
While rumours continue to circle around the double-winning coach, Amor wouldn’t be drawn into speculation regarding his future in Adelaide.
“I’m thinking about winning the next game. No more,” he said.
“The future, the champions and these things are not important.
“It is always [about] this moment, to stay with the group, with the players and to go up all the time and to recover quick to win the next game at home.”
“I still think we need to look to the window and get a couple of players.