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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Besart Berisha shows love to Western United coach

A-League record goalscorer Besart Berisha gave a public demonstration of his accord with Western United coach Mark Rudan in his team's 3-1 win over Melbourne Victory.

Berisha had a highly-publicised spat with Rudan after being substituted in United's defeat to Central Coast two weeks ago.
But he celebrated his second goal against his former club by embracing the coach on the sideline, as the Geelong-based side ended a three-game losing run.
Berisha, who was given a warm reception by Victory supporters before the match, did not celebrate his first goal against them when he equalised at GMHBA Stadium.
When he made the score 3-1 just before the break, though, he ran straight to the coach's technical area to share the joy.
The striker, who had issued an apology via social media after the Mariners game, was left on the bench last week against reigning champions Sydney FC.
He said after the win over Victory, with whom he had won two championships: "This week, there was a lot of love, I promise you. The last three weeks, not.
"We were back to the vibe we had in the beginning, like a team, like a family. It wasn't one [thing], it was everybody; we reminded each other to really support, especially the older guys, what is really really important in football."
The Albania and Kosovo international added: "You can lose games, that's something you cannot change, but one thing you can change is to keep the environment, keep going, not lose each other, to stick together.

"There's nothing between me and the coach. He brought me here, he wants me, he shows me so much love to bring me to this club - I have no problem with him at all."