Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque says it’s time for the Sky Blues to show their credentials as they face South Melbourne in the Westfield FFA Cup Semi-Final on Wednesday night.
Brosque is eyeing leaving Melbourne with two wins under his belt and said the squad will have to show all the quality that earned it an historic A-League double in order to progress to a second consecutive FFA Cup Final.
“We’ve done a bit of video on South Melbourne so we know enough about them,” Brosque said ahead of Wednesday’s clash.
“The club itself is a club with a lot of history and pride and one of the bigger clubs of Australian Football history.
“We’ll pay them the respect they’re due but at the same time we need to show them that we believe there is a difference in quality and it’s about us showing it.
“We we’re we want to be, we want to be this far in the competition. After a good result against Melbourne Victory on the weekend we’ll be looking to be leaving Melbourne with two good wins.
“It [consistency] is what Arnie has been trying to bring in since he started at the club and that’s what we’re doing,” he continued.
“The good teams of world football are able to do it every single year be at the latter stages of all competitions and right at the top of all domestic competitions [consistently], so as a club that’s something that we’re not only striving towards but doing which is good.”
With additional players flown down for Wednesday’s clash, Brosque praised the depth of the squad as he set his sights on punishing the NPL side through their game plan.
“Throughout the year we’re going to be tested with depth and it’s good to know we’ve got that much quality within the entire squad,” Brosque said.
“There might be a few boys sitting out on Wednesday but the ones coming in will do just as good a job and that’s pleasing to know.
“It’ll be a good crowd so that will give South Melbourne a lot of hope and optimism to come out and take the game to us,” he continued.
“Our game is based heavily on pressing and not letting teams get into any real rhythm so we’ll be going out to do that, force turnovers and get the ball into good areas and really try and punish them where we can which will set us in a good way to win the game and then be ready for Wellington.”
Sydney FC take on South Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium on Wednesday 11 October (kick off 7:30pm AEDT). Catch the match live on Fox Sports or follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for updates.
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