Captain Confident Ahead Of Adelaide Clash


Sydney FC’s Teresa Polias is living her dream captaining the Sky Blues this season and is confident she can lead her team to claim their second Westfield W-League Championship ahead of the Sky Blues clash with Adelaide United on Friday (kick off 8pm AEDT).

The 24-year-old Matildas star has represented Sydney FC since 2010 and says captaining the current squad is one of her greatest achievements.

“I always wanted to play for Sydney, I’m a Sydney girl through and through,” she said.

“It is a massive honour [to captain] and a memory I will hold with me forever.”

With the Sky Blues currently sitting in fourth position, Polias says their initial goal is to make the semi-finals, with only three rounds of the 2014 regular season remaining.

“A couple of years ago we just slotted into semi-finals and then we came out number one,” Polias said.

“If we perform like the Sydney we know we can be there’s no reason we can’t do that again.”

Polias says the competition is heating up and while no match is going to be easy, she is confident Sydney FC can defeat Adelaide United on Friday and maintain their position in the top four, especially with Amy Harrison, Olivia Price and Natalie Tobin taking the field again.

“Adelaide has had some really good results so they’re going to be hard to beat,” she said.

“We do have a few key players back in action this week though so I’m expecting a strong performance from us.”

Polias says winning outright in 2012/13 is her fondest Sydney FC memory and wants to ensure she is doing all she can to lead her squad to another Championship.

“You can’t you go past winning the League a couple of years ago,” she said.

“I’m just trying to do what I can for the team this season and perform consistently every game.”

Sydney FC will take on Adelaide United at Adelaide Shores Football Centre in Adelaide on Friday 14 November (kick off 8pm AEDT). Follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for match updates as the Sky Blues look to lead reach the semi-finals.

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