Llyod Owusu asks for more time
Adelaide United striker Lloyd Owusu is confident the goals will come but says he has to continue getting used to the new style of game in Australia.
The English-born former Ghana international joined the Reds at the start of the season and last term's runners-up were hoping he would be the man to fill their goalscoring void.
But Owusu has failed to do so, netting just once in seven appearances for his new club, suggesting the A-League would not be a happy hunting ground for him.
Owusu, however, believes the goals will begin to flow when the team becomes more consistent.
"The football has been up and down and that has been frustrating," Owusu said. "At the end of the day, I've just got to keep positive. Hopefully, the second half of the season, we can kick on as a team."
The 32-year old admitted things hadn't gone his way since arriving in South Australia but held hope that it was all about to change and he will get back to the prolific form he showed in the lower leagues in England.
"It just hasn't fallen for me (with Adelaide)," he said.
"My stats don't lie, I believe I can do that (score goals) if I get the opportunities.
"Then again it's all about supply. The culture is a little bit different over here. Hopefully, I get a chance to try in the two (striker system)," Owusu added.
"We played with one up front for the first seven or eight games and all of a sudden we go for two.
"I've just got to maintain my focus and my self-belief. If the coaches let me back in the team, I've got to try and repay them."