Carney Drawing Strength From Character


Sydney FC star David Carney said the Sky Blues would take heart from the character shown in their dogged win over the Mariners on Sunday heading into this week’s #SydneyDerby at Allianz Stadium.

The Sky Blue face their crosstown rivals in their one home Derby of the 2016/17 season and Carney said there was a “can’t be beat” attitude in the Sky Blues squad at the moment, with Head Coach Graham Arnold’s men unbeaten in 14 games.

“Being undefeated we’ve got a real good squad here with a lot of character,” Carney said.

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“We’re playing good football as well and scoring a lot of goals and keeping a few clean sheets. Everyone is playing their part, we’ve got a real togetherness in the squad and we feel like we just can’t get beat.

“Even on Sunday, we were sloppy at times, but good teams find a way to win and we’ve done that a few times this season.

“It was good to get the win. We’ll take that confidence and learn from that this week and well need to be better than that for the Derby this week.

“It’s enjoyable being in this team,” he continued.

“I think everyone has a real buzz about it [the team], there’s a real togetherness and as I said before we feel like we can’t get beat.

“Everyone trusts everyone and we’ve got quality players. Our focus is just game by game, we’ve got a massive game this week, hopefully it’s going to be sold out, these are the games you want to play.”

Carney said the Sky Blues can’t dwell on their Derby form to date, which has seen Sydney FC undefeated in over three years, as he said he’s itching to play a part at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

“I want to play every game, Arnie knows that,” Carney said.

“I think I’ve got a lot to offer for the team but I just have to keep myself going. There’s a lot of games to be played, we’re only halfway through the season and there’s the playoffs as well so everyone is going to be called upon sometime and I’ve got to keep myself right for that.

“The Wanderers have been playing good football this year, they’ve drawn a lot of games, but what we’ve seen is they control a lot of the games,” he continued.

“They’re going to be no easy beats for sure, they’re a good squad, a lot of good players so it’s going to be a hard game, but it’s going to be a real good game for the fans.

“It’s a Derby and anything can happen. I don’t think stats come into it when it’s a Derby. You have to be up for the fight and if you’re not up for the fight you’ll get beat.”

“Everyone is looking forward to it, we want to keep this roll going and I’m really looking forward to it.”

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