Marko Jesic says the Jets will be glued to their televisions watching next weekend’s round of A-League matches.
Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets forward Marko Jesic says the Jets will be glued to their televisions watching next weekend-s round of A-League matches.
Newcastle-s 1-1 draw with Adelaide United last Friday night means the Jets must now rely on other results to keep their hopes of qualifying for the A-League Finals Series alive.
“We were disappointed only to come away with a draw,” Jesic said.
“Normally it wouldn-t be a bad result to get a point away to Adelaide, but with it being the last couple of games of the season, we needed a win.
“It-s put us in a really tight spot now to make the finals.
“Obviously we-re not playing next week, so we-ll be watching the TV and hoping that the results go our way.”
After having limited opportunities earlier in the season, Jesic has performed solidly since breaking into the Jets- staring line-up against Wellington four matches ago.
“I-ve played that position before and I feel comfortable there and in terms of match fitness and confidence, I feel good,” Jesic said.
“I-ve played most of the season with the youth team and it-s obviously a step-up to the A-League, but I-m enjoying my football and happy to be playing again.”
Jesic said he was relishing the opportunity to once again play alongside Englishman Michael Bridges in the Jets- front third.
“Bridgey and I have played with each other for a few years now and we-ve always had that ability to link up well with each other,” Jesic said.
“We know where each other is going to be and we know in advance what the other one is going to do. It-s been going really well working with him again.”
The Jets returned home from Adelaide on Saturday and return to training on Tuesday morning.
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