Melbourne Heart FC midfielder Iain Ramsay is willing to treat old friends as enemies in Sunday’s crucial Hyundai A-League clash against his former club, Adelaide United.
Melbourne Heart FC midfielder Iain Ramsay is willing to treat old friends as enemies in Sunday-s crucial Hyundai A-League clash against his former club, Adelaide United.
The 25-year-old faces his former teammates for the first time in a competitive fixture since switching from the ‘Reds- to the Red and White during the off-season.
However, while Ramsay will treat his ‘mates- like any other opponent on Sunday, Melbourne-s number 7 will not be taking Josep Gombau-s side for granted when they clash on Sunday afternoon at AAMI Park.
“I-ve got mates in the team still but when it comes to game day obviously all of that changes,” Ramsay said.
“They have improved a lot; they are a good passing team. We-re going to press well and we know it-s going to be a competitive match and we are hoping to turn things around.”
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Ramsay said the strength of the group had shone through during the week, with the side remaining positive on the training track.
“It hasn-t been the best start but when you have people that support you and everyone sticks together that-s when we can turn things around,” Ramsay said.
“There's a lot of positives to take away from the matches we've played, there's been a couple of games where we haven't played as well as we should have. But we're very positive.”
The midfielder pointed to the nature of the A-League, where teams can quickly turn their fortunes around.
“It-s still early in the season, you look back at a few teams that have won the last two or three games and three weeks ago people were already writing them off,” Ramsay said.
“There are a lot of teams that if they are under the pump they form groups here and there, but we are very much not like that; we are sticking together and we are very positive.
“For us once we get that two or three wins in a row we know that we can get right back up the ladder that-s the league that-s just how it is.”
Match Details Sunday 1 December 2013 Hyundai A-League Round 8 Melbourne Heart FC vs. Adelaide United AAMI Park, Melbourne Kick-off: 5pm Click here to purchase tickets