Sydney FC defender Joel King has thanked Sky Blue Members and fans for their support throughout the various highs and the lows over the past few years and hopes it continues.
After a tasting Sydney Derby defeat on Saturday evening, King shared how important the Sydney FC fan base is for their squad right now.
“The turn out to the derby was exceptional,” he said.
“To come out with a one-nil loss is not great.
“We are very disappointed. We owe the fans a lot more than that so to lose that game was disappointing.
“He [Ufuk Talay] was very disappointed as well. At the same time, he was quick to reassure us that we are still a good team, and we have the quality in our team to go on and do well in this competition,” King said.
The hard loss to their cross-city rivals has sparked a new wave of determination, and Sydney FC are gearing up to make their fan base proud ahead of their matchup against Perth Glory this weekend.
“To see all the Members come out and watch us and support us, we really appreciated it a lot,” he added.
“It’s the Members that really drive us. We love seeing the Members there week in and week out. We really appreciate the support that you guys give us.
“We can’t wait to get back out there and put on a good performance and get a win,” said King.
With their round six showdown against Glory fast approaching, Sydney FC are not taking the matchup lightly.
“It is difficult for them [Perth Glory] to be away from home, but they are a decent team, and they are above us on the ladder so we can’t take it lightly,” he said
“Training has stepped up one or two gears… he [Ufuk] is a very detailed coach so he knows what he wants and there’s a lot of intensity that he wants.
“He [Ufuk] has the belief in us to do well this year and if we keep on going with what he is asking, then I am confident that we will be one of the best teams this year.
“I think the more games we have, the more we can improve. Obviously when it’s home games, it’s even better.”
“We are looking forward to playing in front of our fans. If we play at our best, then we won’t have any problems getting three points,” King shared.
Sydney FC v Perth Glory
Isuzu UTE A-League Round Six
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 7:45pm AEDT
Gates Open: 6:45pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10BOLD
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