Pršo: Team result more important than individual achievements


Luka Pršo will be looking to add more goal contributions to his tally this week, as the Newcastle Jets face Adelaide United to round off a historic A-League double-header event at McDonald Jones Stadium.

But while personal accolades are nice, the team result is on the forefront of the young midfielder’s mind.

“Very disappointed with the overall result,” Pršo said.

“Yeah, it’s ok that I scored the goal but what’s most important is to get the team the win.”


When asked on the team’s recent performances, he added; “It’s been slight lapses in concentration that opposition sides have been able to capitalise on that have been costing us the most, but we also need to have more of a killer instinct in front of goal and make the most of the chances that we have been getting.”


Following his debut goal in the A-League last week, Pršo admitted his confidence was sky-high, stating; “It was a big relief to finally get that first goal for the Jets and it gives a big boost to my personal confidence”. 

Due to the recent injury to pocket-rocket, Ramy Najjarine, coach Craig Deans has put his faith in Pršo.

With a high work rate and silky play, Pršo said he’s focused on improving his game and has been leaning on senior players in a bid to get better.

“My Personal goal is to keep improving day by day and bettering myself as a player,” he said.

“Deansy has be great personally to me for this as well as some of the senior player group such as Nigel and Topor, who have also spent a lot of time encouraging me and pushing me to do my best.”

With the quality within the squad and growing confidence amongst the group, Pršo believes another good run of results is just around the corner and it starts this weekend against Adelaide United.

“It’s a first for me, definitely,” Pršo said of playing in a double-header.

“It’s very exciting, not just for the players but for the fans as well. It’s great to have it at our home stadium too and it is sure to be a big event.”