Faty Rates Sky Blues Attack


While Melbourne Victory boast a potent strike force, Sky Blues enforcer Jacques Faty believes Sydney FC possess an equally formidable attack as the two get set to lock horns at AAMI Park on Sunday.

Faty, who joined Sydney FC in January, said there’d be no secrets on how to contain the Victory’s attack as he believes he can draw on his previous big game experience leading into the League’s showpiece event.

“We don’t have secrets against this type of attack,” he said.

“What I can say is of course we know that Victory has one of the best attacks in the league but we have a good defence, we know how to play football and we have a good attack too.

“If you take Ben Khalfallah or Berisha, we have Brosquey, we have Marc Janko, Smeltzy, Kiki Naumoff and Ibini. This is some very good attack too. [Their] attack will bring us some trouble but we will bring them trouble too.

“We can bring our experience and all the things we learnt in Europe,” he continued.

“For me I used to play very important games in Europe like the Champions League and of course it will be this type of game on Sunday.

“You have to be calm and relaxed and not to bring pressure on yourself. This type of final is one game in the season and you have to prepare well for this game.”

Even though the Senegalese international is well travelled, Faty labelled Sunday’s Grand Final as one of the biggest of his career as he set his sights on maintaining a clean sheet on the day.

“It’s a very long time since I played in a Grand Final,” he said.

“For me in my career this is very important and maybe one of the best and biggest games I have to play. I’m very happy and excited for this.

“Sometimes you have to take away and play this game with motivation and that’s the way I will play this Sunday.

“In France I never play in this type of competition so it’s very exciting for me, it’s my first time and we play Melbourne Victory so I hope it will be a good game.

“This game I hope we will not concede some goals and we will score a lot. I think it will be an interesting game for us and I’m excited.”

Sydney FC take on Melbourne Victory in the Hyundai A-League 2015 Grand Final at AAMI Park on Sunday 17 May. Follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for live match coverage or catch the game on Fox Sports 4.

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