Sydney FC Women’s coach Ante Juric admits that he’s proud of the way the team secured the Premier’s Plate on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Adelaide United but the coach insists that his side know that the job isn’t completely done yet.
“I was very proud for a couple of reasons. To be back to back Premiers is a huge achievement and to do that with a new group this year is something that makes it quite special.”
“This group has been together for a little while and we knew what we had to do to become Premiers but we didn’t speak about it beforehand.”
“The girls were really excited afterwards and celebrated for a short time but we know we have a while to go before we can celebrate properly.”
Juric admits that he wasn’t surprised by the performance of Paige Satchell who scored the decisive goal on Sunday and admits that he’s pleased with the teamwork and camaraderie within his squad.
“Every player in the team I know can do a job so when we lost Cortnee earlier in the week I knew that Paige could come in and do a job for the team. I’m happy with the squad and how players have been able to come in and do a job for the team. It definitely gives me a selection headache for this week which is a really good thing.”
Juric and his side now face Melbourne City at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Friday night in a do-or-die semi-final and Juric is expecting another tough clash.
“We always do video analysis on each side we play. We know we didn’t perform to our best last time we faced them but we know they won’t make it easy for us.”
Sydney FC take on Melbourne City at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Friday night. Kick-off for the match is at 7.05pm.