Perth boss Popovic: 'We’ve got players who stay up to watch United games'
- Perth and United meet on Saturday.
- Popovic promises a good run to the opponent.
- Some of his players get upset if United don't win their games.
Man United will soon meet Perth Glory in the debut pre-season friendly and a walk in the park is not promised.
Perth head coach Tony Popovic told FTBL: ''I’m sure that there is time to admire them and consider who you played against after the game. But we don’t want them doing that during the match. We’ve got players here in our group that get disappointed when Manchester United doesn’t win, and they stay up and watch the games.
''I’ve got one of my sons (Gabriel) that does not miss a game of Manchester United. That just shows how big and special they are as a club.''
Perth Glory won the first stage of the season and will proceed to the final series:
He added on how he'll prepare the player: ''It (playing against United) is something these players haven’t experienced and may not experience again. So you want to make the most of it. You don’t want to get stage fright on the day. I really want the players to be relaxed and enjoy it and also be focused and go out there and show our football. In every football game, you need to go out and you want to try to win the game.
''You don’t go out there and say, ‘Ok let’s just run around here and make it pleasant for Manchester United’. We don’t want to just turn up. We understand where we sit in terms of football. But we played Chelsea last year and we made a good account of ourselves.''