Captain’s Column: Defeat Spurring Us On


The boys are fired up after a disappointing loss on Tuesday night, but it’s full steam ahead from here as we prepare for a huge derby fixture at home against Macarthur on Sunday (kick off 4pm AEDT).

I personally celebrated another milestone with my 300th appearance in the A-League, it has been and continues to be a privilege to play for some of the clubs I’ve represented, especially Sydney FC, and I hope I can still add a few more to that tally.

Melbourne wasn’t a great night. The result didn’t go are way as we started slowly and weren’t able to match Melbourne City’s tempo.

Although despite this, we had a strong second half surge with young lad Patrick Wood and Veteran Ninković bagging us two goals.

There were some shouts for a late penalty deep into extra time, but VAR cleared it off.

I don’t think we should try and get used to stealing points and I would like the lads to look to take the game that we played in the second half onto the pitch for the whole 90 mins this Sunday.

Looking forward, I think with borders opening it is going to be very positive for the lads. Getting regular playing time is imperative for the team to maintain their match fitness and skills, it also helps us continue to improve and get into the rhythm of the season so we can win games and build momentum.

Hopefully from here on out the season can continue without further interruptions.  

I know the boys will be out for vengeance this Sunday against Macarthur, and we displayed a dominant performance last time. This time at home, in front of the Sydney FC Members and fans, we will have all the backing to hopefully produce another solid performance.

Hope to see you all there!

Alex Wilkinson
Sydney FC Captain


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