Gameiro says positivity has been a priority


Melbourne City forward Corey Gameiro says the camp has made positivity a key to getting out of their current run of form as City looks to bounce back from their 3-0 loss to Western Sydney this Friday night.

Gameiro was candid about his feelings towards where the side sits and his road to recovery on Wednesday, saying consistency will come to the side when it is able to build a solid foundation.

“We’ve brought in a number of new players here – myself included – and I’m still getting to know players next to me,” Gameiro said.

“There are a lot of factors that people dont realise and when everyone starts coming back together, we can try to get everyone fully fit and then we can start to build foundations.

“There’s no point on dwelling on what’s happened because it’s only going to stay where it is. We have to forget about it and move forward.

“That was a message that was very clear, let’s learn from the mistakes and prepare for Brisbane.”

The new signing has made three appearances this season, coming off the bench on all three occasions, and thinks the next month will be his most important in coming back to full fitness.

“It’s been a tough transition,” Gameiro said.

“I haven’t been out of football for this long ever in my life so I’d say just now I’m only starting to find my feet a little bit and I’m still catching up a little bit without a pre-season.

“I haven’t played a lot of minutes and no matter how many shuttle runs you do, there is no fitness like match fitness. It’s more just stepping stones to try and play 45-60 minutes and then try to start.”

Melbourne City face Brisbane Roar this Friday night at Suncorp Stadium, kick-off 8pm (AEDT)