Sydney FC marquee man Alessandro Del Piero has said there are a lot of things revolving around Sunday’s clash with the Perth Glory (kick off 5pm) and none more so than potentially his last game at Allianz Stadium.
Sydney FC marquee man Alessandro Del Piero has said there are a lot of things revolving around Sunday-s clash with the Perth Glory (kick off 5pm) and none more so than potentially his last game at Allianz Stadium.
With the Sky Blues in line to possibly finish fifth or sixth, an away elimination final would be on the cards, meaning Sunday could be the last time Sydney FC grace the Allianz Stadium pitch this season and the final time Alessandro Del Piero could play in front of his home support.
“It could be our last game at Allianz and it could also be other things around this game,” Del Piero said.
“It could be [my last game] honestly at the moment.”
While the Sky Blues are playing for a finals berth, the Glory are playing for pride, and with both teams having scored in six of the last seven encounters, Del Piero is expecting a tough test from the West Australians.
Sydney FC could also secure finals football without kicking a ball, depending on Friday night-s result, but the Italian World Cup winner reiterated that the clubs focus was solely on their own upcoming game.
“I-m expecting a great game,” Del Piero said.
“They have an opportunity for one game to say something to everyone because it was not a lucky season for them and all the time against Perth it-s a fight and it will be tough for sure.
“We have the future in our hands and this is the most important thing, in both situations if Newcastle win or don-t we have the future in our hands.
“We have to prepare our game for Sunday and be focussed on Sunday only because there is no other way for me and for us it-s very very important to don-t think about the Friday.”
Sunday is set to be Terry McFlynn and Jacob Burns- farewell from the Hyundai A-League and Del Piero said he enjoyed the physical battles with the Glory skipper and was fully prepared for any robust challenges he may encounter.
“I-ve prepared double shin pads. Two in the front, two in the back,” Del Piero said.
“I really enjoy playing against him and it will be an honour on Sunday. It-s a great career for him.”
SKY BLUES CHASING GLORY AT ALLIANZ – See the Sky Blues finish off the regular season at home to Perth Glory in a match that could define their season. Come and farewell Sky Blues foundation player Terry McFlynn and be at Allianz Stadium to cheer Sydney FC on to finals football!
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