• Christian Marchetti

Veart: "You don't coach Mohamed"

Adelaide United manager Carl Veart is over the moon with teenager Mohamed Toure, after the striker netted the winner in a Man of the Match display against Melbourne Victory.


Veart heaped praise on the 16-year-old post-match, suggesting he could go a long way to the top in the game.


"You don't coach Mohamed, you just let him go out and do what he does," Veart said in his post-match press conference.

Toure (right) celebrates his goal with Ben Halloran (left). (Jordan Trombetta)


"He was sensational tonight. Really should have had a couple of more goals."


"That's what we wanted him to do, and he did it, and I thought him and Tomi [Juric] were excellent for us tonight."


"I think he [Mohamed] can go all the way to the top. I haven't seen a 16, 17-year-old Australian like him ever."


Melbourne Victory coach Grant Brebner was not too disheartened after the defeat, admitting his side were second-best on the night.


"I think on the whole the better team won on the night," he said post-match.


"I think if you look at chances created, we were a tiny bit frustrated that we didn't create more in the game."


Brebner also gave his verdict on striker Rudy Gestede.


The new import had to come off after just ten minutes due to injury.


"It's a huge blow. Obviously, we've set up to play a certain way," he said.


"You've got a top striker lasting seven minutes."


The Victory manager will have to pick his side up as they still search for their first win of the new campaign, whilst United climb to second, two points off the top.