Eugene Galekovic's future at Adelaide United is up in the air following reports the club may pursue his former understudy, Central Coast keeper Paul Izzo.
Eugene Galekovic's future at Adelaide United is up in the air following reports the club may pursue his former understudy, Central Coast keeper Paul Izzo. DEAN LEWINS

Adelaide coach deflects keeper questions

FOOTBALL: Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor says his focus is on Wednesday night's Asian Champions League clash with Jeju United rather than the future of goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic.

The Spaniard was quizzed about his veteran stopper after speculation the Reds were on the verge of signing Galekovic's one-time goalkeeping understudy, Central Coast's Paul Izzo, putting the veteran's future with Adelaide in doubt.

Galejovic may return from a shoulder injury at Coopers Stadium against Jeju United as the Reds look for a first point in this year's ACL group stages.

Amor would not, however, been drawn on the keeper's future.

"My job is to prepare for tomorrow and to win because we have in this moment nil points. We need to win tomorrow, my mind is in this," he said on Tuesday.

"I feel always that the bottle is full, not empty. Always. And I think to win tomorrow ... we can win.

"I don't know his (Galekovic's) future, if he stay here or not.

"I don't know ... the future, we don't know the future.

"Euge for me is a very important player, a very important person in Adelaide, in South Australia and in Australia.

"He's a big player ... we speak about a lot of things, normally the situation and problems of the team in the moment ... but about the future, we don't speak."

Amor said he had not heard of any move for 22-year-old Izzo, who was Galekovic's understudy in Adelaide from 2011-15.

"This question is for the club ... not for me," he said.

"I don't know if he's signed or not signed, I don't know."

News Corp Australia


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