While he likes to dabble in the same pre-match meal as Corey Gameiro, Sydney FC marquee Marc Janko believes there’s more to his goal scoring form than Coco-Pops before a match.
Janko, who has scored eight goals in his previous five matches, believes he’s finally found his rhythm again after what he labelled as two poor years in Turkey with his previous club, and he thanked Head Coach Graham Arnold’s patience with his turnaround in form.
“I not as superstitious as Corey but it is true that he introduced me to Coco Pops,” Janko said.
“He told me without eating them he could not score, I like them, I like the taste so every now and then I have a bite.
“But I don’t believe [my form] is because of the Coco-Pops, I have had games where I haven’t had them but I have still scored so it isn’t proven.
“I attribute the goals to many things,” he continued.
“Mainly the time of adaptation is over. When you have rarely played for two years it’s tough for a professional athlete no matter what sport to find your rhythm again and find your self-confidence again and as a striker you thrive on your confidence.
“I am very pleased with the way Graham Arnold has supported me, he was very patient with me and I am very happy that I can now finally show my ability which is goal scoring.
“Without my team mates I would be nothing because I am a striker and I am a striker that depends on the service I am getting. Everything is now in harmony.”
The Austrian international is targeting scoring in his sixth consecutive game, which would equal the current Hyundai A-League record, when the Sky Blues face the Newcastle Jets on Friday night, however he said he’d be equally as happy not getting on the scoresheet as long as the squad return to Sydney with three points.
“The most important thing is that the team is having success and if I can contribute will goals it’s even better,” Janko said.
“I will try to do my best to make it six against Newcastle now in the away game but as a striker you’re always looking to score goals.
“I don’t put too much pressure on myself that I have to score in every game though,” he continued.
“What I do every game is to go out and have fun and try and contribute to the game as much as possible. If I can score a goal then even better but if not and we are winning I am equally happy.
“I guess good things come to those who go out and earn it.”
Sydney FC travel to Hunter Stadium to take on Newcastle Jets on tonight (kick off 7:40pm). Follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for live match updates or catch the game on Fox Sports 4.
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