Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica says the Sky Blues’ performances will only get better as the club prepares to enjoy an extended run of games.
Having endured a two-week gap between matches to start the season, Corica believes you’ll see a marked difference in on-field showings with a reduction in time between the upcoming matches, starting this Friday night with a blockbuster against the Mariners at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (kick off 7pm AEDT).
“It’s been stop start at the moment but I think now we could have a run of games,” he said.
“We’re not sure what’s happening in February but I’m pretty sure they’re going to come thick and fast every three or four days, and that’ll help.
“A bit of rotation in the squad gives other players opportunities. The players want to play, the more games the better, the more cohesion you’re going to see and the better we’ll play.
“It looks like everyone has strengthened their squads from last year,” he continued.
“At the moment it’s pretty tight but it’s hard to say, some teams have played four, so it’ll even itself out soon and we’ll have a better idea [of who’s strong].”
The Mariners are one side who have burst out of the blocks in Season 2020/21, sitting on six points from their opening three games, and Corica warned the Sky Blues will have to be at their best against a rejuvenated Central Coast outfit.
“They’re a lot more compact and they’ve got them well-structured at the moment,” Corica said of Friday opponents.
“They’re doing well, only conceded the one goal in three games, defensively they’re working well as a team and we need to find ways to break them down.
“We’ve got our style of play and how we want to play. Whether they press us or drop deep and be nice and compact, you have to find ways around it to deliver good balls and combination play.
We’ll work on that today, we need to make sure we’re set, prepare right and get ready for Friday.”
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