Composure is key – Steve Corica

Composure is key for Sydney FC says Head Coach Steve Corica ahead of a massive game on Sunday afternoon which will have big implications on the top six positions. 

Coming off the back of a good performance away from home in Adelaide, Corica believes that the way forward relies heavily on taking their chances. 

“I think the key is the creativity as we’ve had plenty of chances to win games so it just comes down to composure in front of goal and making sure we make the right decisions in the final third. 

“Perth are a good team and have some good strengths which we have to be aware of and make sure we do the right thing defensively and keep it nice and tight,” Corica said. 

Celebrating Joe Lolley’s opener in Perth

With the table so congested, each match from here on in is big and everyone at Sydney FC knows what is upcoming. 

“All games from here on in are massive, almost like Grand Finals,” the Head Coach said. 

‘First of all we need to get into the six and then from there we can show what we can do.” 

Jack Rodwell has also begun to show consistency and stay injury free which has given Steve Corica a boost in the back half of the season. 

“He’s a great player, everyone knows that and now he’s starting to put a few games together which is great for us and at the right time too. 

“Jack really helps us at the back and defensively plus he is very composed on the ball,” the former Sydney FC midfielder added. 

Diego Caballo will miss this clash through injury however with the return to fitness of Adam Le Fondre, the Sky Blues will be looking to find the net more. 

“Diego just felt his hamstring last game so he will probably miss one game and be back next week. It’s a slight set-back for him but we have Joel King who can step into that position and do a fantastic job. 

Le Fondre celebrates his goal last week

“He [Alfie] is a very important player for us and he did a fantastic job last week and scoring a great goal. We are obviously looking at getting him back into the starting side as soon as possible but he did a fantastic job coming on last week.” 

Despite all the talk, winning the match is most important. 

“We go into every game looking to win it and that’s what we are going to do for the next three. 

“Work hard for each other, keep as a unit and hopefully we can get the three points at home,” Corica concluded. 

Match Details 

Sydney FC v Perth Glory 
Isuzu UTE A-League Round 24 
Sunday 16th April, 2023 
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW 
Kick off: 3:00pm AEST 
Gates Open: 2:00pm AEST 
Broadcast Live:Paramount+ & 10Bold 
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