Jobe Wheelhouse interviewed his teammates in the Hunter Stadium sheds following the Jets' 0-0 draw with Adelaide United.
Injured Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets captain Jobe Wheelhouse took Jets TV inside the dressing sheds to get his teammates- thoughts on their 0-0 draw with Adelaide United at Hunter Stadium last Saturday.
The Jets notched their first clean sheet of the season against the Reds, which midfielder Ruben Zadkovich said would give the side plenty of confidence going forward.
“We showed a lot of resolve and that-s the first thing that I-m proud of the lads for today - it-s our first clean sheet and that-s something to be proud of,” Zadkovich said.
“Obviously it would have been nice to win in front of the home fans and I though we created the chances, but in the end we were probably just a little bit unlucky.
“It-s definitely a game that we can build something from. There were a lot of positives and we-re looking forward to next week.”
Defender Taylor Regan, making just his third starting appearance of the season against Adelaide, echoed Zadkovich-s sentiments.
“Defensively we were better and we spoke about that at training,” he said.
“We-re going to create chances to score goals every week with the talent we have up front, so it-s about getting our defence right.
“You look at every league in the world and the best defensive teams win championships.
“We-ve got to sort that out and against Adelaide I thought we did that. On the flip side we didn-t score, so now it-s a bit of a balancing act for next week.”
Another key member of the Jets defence, Sam Gallaway, was awarded the Reading Cinemas Performance of the Week for his role in keeping Adelaide scoreless.
Gallaway said he had been pleased with his recent form since breaking into the side for the game against Sydney FC in Round 22.
“I-d missed a long run (of games) and last year I was a bit unlucky with injuries with my ankle breaking and what not,” he said.
“This season Gary told me if I work hard, you never know, I might get a chance.
“I-ve got my chance and I-m doing alright, so I-m happy with that.
“To get our first clean sheet everyone is buzzing, but it was unfortunate that we didn-t win.”
The Jets now turn their attention to their match against two-time defending Champions Brisbane Roar at Hunter Stadium this Saturday.
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