Nunes plotting Stallions comeback


With round 7 approaching, the Stallions have failed to win a match and have picked up a mere two points via two draws in what?s been seen as an abysmal start to their 2008 Championship campaign.
Nevertheless the show must go on and for one player in promising young gun Chris Nunes, a turnaround in the club?s fortunes has certainly been placed high on his agenda.
?It?s been a frustrating start to the year there?s no doubt about that.
?We?ve failed to capitalise on chances which we normally finish off.
?We haven?t really played that bad this season but things haven?t gone our way.?
On a personal note, the 21-year-old has slowly found his feet after his four-month absence on trials in Portugal.
?I?m getting back to my normal self so the more matches I play the better I feel.?
The Stallions could change their season around with a crunch match against fellow strugglers Blacktown City this Saturday at Gabbie Stadium where Nunes hopes his side can come away with the three precious points.
?We have to think positive about our play. I know things aren?t working for us at the moment but we can?t get frustrated as there are still a number of matches left in getting our season back on track.
?The team will be gunning for all three points but we know we will be expecting a pretty tough match against a decent Blacktown squad.?
A fond admirer of the hottest footballer on the planet at the moment in Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, the vocal Benfica supporter spoke highly of his recent trip to Portugal where he was on the books of a couple of clubs.
?It was a real eye-opening trip for me.
?I spent close to four months in Portugal and saw firsthand what I was up against in Europe.
?I spent a fair bit of time with Portuguese Second Division outfit Estoril.
?One thing I noticed while I was over there was the technical aspect of the game which was unbelievable but it taught me a lot.
?Things didn?t work out in the end but I know what to expect now if I were to venture off to Portugal in the not too distant future.?
Apart from playing finals football in the TeleChoice Premier League with the Stallions, the flying right-wing back has his mind set on hopefully scoring an A-League contract and possibly playing abroad one day.
?Obviously it be great to continue my career in Australia and be part of the successful A-League but if things don?t work out there then I?d look at going overseas in trying my luck again.?
-By Mark Stavroulakis