Sydney FC goal keeper Andrew Redmayne is ready to do what it takes to bring home three points and entertain Sky Blue fans, even if it means taking one for the team.
The Sky Blues keeper secured his first clean sheet of the season in the 4-0 defeat of Newcastle Jets last Friday night.
It’s a stat which has become harder to come by since recently appointed Head Coach Ufuk Talay changed the squad’s playing style.
“I think at Sydney FC, we play a high risk, high reward level of football,” he said.
“We are an exciting team when we play an energetic brand of football.
“When we get it right, it goes really well but when we get it wrong, we are a little bit off.”
Having won the last four out of five matches under the guidance of Talay, Sydney FC have started to find their groove.
“I think we have built some really good momentum. We are in a good spot. The mood in the changeroom is great.
“We would like a few more players back on the pitch, but we are only going to get better with time as the season goes on,” Redymane said.
Despite the positive momentum for the Sky Blues, securing three points this week will be no easy feat.
Equal-first Melbourne Victory have remained undefeated for their last 13 matches, marking their longest non-losing streak.
In their previous meeting, the Sky Blues conceded three goals.
However, Sydney FC currently have a 40.6% success rate against Victory, with their opponents sitting at 31.3%.
“It is an exciting prospect to test yourself against the best at the moment. We are really looking forward to the challenge,” Redmayne added.
Melbourne Victory will forgo Bruno Fornaroli who is currently representing Australia for the Socceroos in the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
“It is always nice playing against Bruno. It is a fun challenge but whoever plays is going to be just as good and just as willing to put their body on the line to get three points for their side.
“I think Melbourne Victory have quality all over the pitch,” he continued.
Whilst there could be hurdles during Friday night’s showdown, Redmayne believes you can only get over them by looking ahead.
“As a goal keeper, you’re going to make mistakes and concede goals but we need to stay present and stay focus and try to stop the next one.
“I guess you could say have the memory of a goldfish.”
You can watch Redmayne and the Sky Blue squad take on Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park or broadcast through Paramount+ and 10Play.
Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC
Isuzu UTE A-League Round 14
Friday 26th January, 2024
AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
Kick Off: 7:45PM
Gates Open: 4:00PM
Broadcast Live: Paramount+, 10Play.
Tickets: Click Here