After a recent setback, María Rojas is ready to play her part for Sydney FC this season.
The striker has her sights set on the Wellington Phoenix in Sunday’s Doubleheader at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
After joining the team in pre-season from Adelaide United, Rojas’ debut suffered a setback in making her Sydney FC debut after recently returning to the Chile international side.
“I was excited to play in my first game but unfortunately I had to isolate for a longer period of time when I returned from Brazil which prevented me from playing for Sydney FC.”
“I’m very happy to be back and I’ve now had a full week of training with the team so I’m excited about the game tomorrow. The team is looking good and we want the three points.”
“The team is looking really good, they are playing great football and from the first two games I have seen it has made me very hungry to get out there and play.”
“I love the way Ante Juric wants us to play, the team keeps working hard for each other. Mackenzie Hawkesby has been very impressive and Remy Siemsen as well but to be honest the whole squad has been pushing each other really hard.”
“The culture around the team is very good, the girls are always supporting each other, listening to each other and for me that has been the most enjoyable part so far.”
Rojas is looking forward to taking on the Phoenix for the first time in the Liberty A-League but the striker insists that her teammates will not be taking them lightly.
“We’re not taking anything for granted as a team. We played the Phoenix in pre-season and we noticed how strong they were and they never give up and like to press so we’ve been preparing really hard for that this week and we need to make sure we get the job done because it won’t be easy.”