Rhyan Grant says Sydney FC has what it takes to knock off Premiers Melbourne City ahead of Friday night’s semi-final first leg.
Despite City finishing 11 points clear of second place, the Sky Blues right back knows his side has the ability to go all the way in the Finals Series.
“We’ve already beaten them [Melbourne City] at home this season so it is definitely up to us and we are very capable of beating them.
“It’s just a matter of whether we show up on the day,” Grant said.
“The last five or six games we have found good consistency so if we can take that into the game we know we can match them and hopefully get a result.”
Having played his whole career at Sydney FC, Rhyan Grant knows how much a role that a vocal home crowd can have on proceedings.
“I know it’s cliche to say but they really are our 12th man and they make a big difference to us.
“We can’t wait to play in front of them again,” he added.
Last weekend, following the full time whistle, Grant was seen having words with some of the Wanderers players but the Sydney FC number 23 puts this down to the emotion of the moment.
“Emotion got the better of me but that is probably up there as being one of the most satisfying victories in my whole career.
“Coming off the back of that, you have to bring yourself down a little bit as that’s a game of high emotion.
“We have to re-evaluate and go again this week and make sure we are up for it but we can’t get too carried away,” Grant said.
“The win last week definitely gives us a little bit of confidence heading into Friday but we have to approach this game in a different way.
“It’s going to be a massive game and we can’t wait to play in front of our fans and make a good start to this two legger.”
Catch Rhyan Grant in action this Friday at Allianz Stadium as the first leg of the Semi-Finals gets underway.
Sydney FC v Melbourne City
Isuzu UTE A-League Semi Final First Leg
Friday 12th May 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 7:45pm AEST
Gates Open: 6:45pm AEST
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Bold
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