Sydney FC’s Alex Brosque has insisted that the club are still setting their sights on the Hyundai A-League title.
Sydney FC-s Alex Brosque has insisted that the club are still setting their sights on the league title, despite the disappointing recent run of results.
“The title is still the target. Adelaide have been the best team so far but if you look at all the teams, no-one has really taken the league by storm and been really convincing. That-s the beauty of this league; all teams are equal, so if we can string a few wins together then we-ll be back at the top of the ladder.”
“The coach has told us to remain positive. It-s easy in a time like this to put your head down and get frustrated with each other but he-s big on being positive and getting negative thoughts out of our heads.”
The striker, who has been sorely missed in recent games, is edging back to full fitness after a spell on the sidelines. He sustained an ankle injury in the defeat to North Queensland Fury earlier this season, but spoke of his ambition to reignite his deadly strike partnership with Mark Bridge.
“My ankle feels pretty good; I-ve had a good ten days of solid work now so hopefully I-ll be ready to go by next weekend. It-s been a frustrating couple of weeks; it-s always hard to be watching from the sidelines. I-m just looking forward to getting back out on the park and doing my bit to turn things around.”
“Bridgey and I have a good understanding, and a strong understanding between strikers is important. Also, Bruno [Cazarine] has been excellent too. He-s a big strong boy who can hold the ball up and he linked up really well with Bridge. Hopefully, the three of us can link up together and do the same in the coming matches,” he said.
The Sky Blues- campaign has been plagued with injury and misfortune but Brosque maintains that the club-s bad luck will change soon.
“We-re not getting much luck at the moment but that-s football. The luck side of things will turn itself around eventually. We-ve looked at a few video sessions this week and there-s a combination of things that we aren-t doing right or not doing as well as last year. If we fix the minor details we-ve looked at and put in the training to fix the issues then it will go a long way.”
Brosque emphasised the importance of the next three home games in turning the season around, claiming the experience of last season could help the side.
“We went through a situation like this last year in the middle of the season when we weren-t getting results for a period of time but we turned it around. It-s not ideal that we-re going through this but we all have the belief that we can push on and get out of this situation. Our goals haven-t changed since the start of the year, so these next 3 games are key for us and key for our season.”