Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre wants to go out with a bang in the club’s final match of the Isuzu Ute A-League Men’s campaign, against his favourite A-League opposition tomorrow night.
Le Fondre has seven goals in seven A-League games against the Roar during his time in Australia, which is his best ratio against any club.
And he knows it’s important for the players to show what they can do in the final game of the season.
“We need to finish on a high with a win,” said the Englishman.
“It’s personal pride at the end of the day. We aren’t known for losing games and it’s something I don’t take lightly.
“I hate losing any sort of game, even if it’s with my daughters, I always like to win.
“There’s a big statement to be made as a team; we all want to finish with a win and that’s what is on our mind.”
The frontman believes he has hit some form, albeit at the wrong time, after injury robbed him of around two months of the season.
“Once I finally found form and fitness I’ve got five goals in my last five games,” he said.
“So it seems as though I’m getting back to my usual standards but it has come a little too late for us and I’ve not been able to help the boys win games as I normally do.
“My hamstring injury at the start of the season took a lot out of me and maybe the team as well.
“It has been a disappointing season for all of us. The standards we set here are very high and we’ve dipped well below those standards.
“This game is potentially a building block for next season and how we respond because that’s the next challenge.”
Saturday’s goal against Melbourne Victory was Le Fondre’s 50th in the A-League and 60th in all competitions for Sydney FC, and he says it’s one of his more memorable goals.
“It’s one of the best I’ve scored for Sydney FC.
“Technically it was a very good goal for me, a left foot volley. I’ve had a couple of them but that’s up there.”
Le Fondre currently sits third on the Sky Blues all-time leading goalscorers list behind Alex Brosque (89) and Bobô.
Sydney FC’s clash with Brisbane Roar kicks off at 7.05pm (AEST) tomorrow night from Moreton Daily Stadium.
It will be broadcast live on Paramount Plus.