It’s the Sky Blues second top of the table clash in as many weeks, and Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque is as confident as ever of getting the job done against the Newcastle Jets on Saturday.
The Sky Blues’ skipper said last week’s defeat played little in the minds of the squad as he added playing at home at Allianz Stadium would be an additional motivating factor to return to first place on the Hyundai A-League ladder.
“Win this week, it’s simple,” Brosque said.
“It was a tough game, a tough loss to take [last Friday], but that’s going to happen throughout the season, teams are going to play well, they obviously lift when they’re playing against us.
“For the most part we’ve been ready for it. It’s just about us winning this week and then all that goes away.
“There has been a lift in training, the atmosphere has been good. No one is panicking, no one is worried, we beat Newcastle and we go top again so we’re not worried by any means but we do know that we have to go up again another level,” he continued.
“I thought they [Newcastle] would be up there definitely, but for them to be up there top of the table after six rounds is obviously very good and shows how far they’ve come.
“From our point of view, we played Melbourne City a couple of weeks ago and they were top of the table, we went to their ground dominated and won and went top of the table.
“With Newcastle sitting top at the moment we know a win will put us back up there so we’re confident being at home as well that we can take care of the job.”
For Brosque, Saturday’s home clash marks a milestone as he sets a new record for A-League appearances for the Sky Blues (179), and Brosque said he was honoured to be surpassing Hall of Fame Member Terry McFlynn’s long standing record for the club.
“I’m very proud and very honoured and happy,” Brosque said on his record.
“I feel very lucky to have played this many games for the club and to have lasted as long as I have.
“It’ll be a special night and special moment but the most important thing is to rebound after last week’s loss and get back on track for the season.”
Sydney FC take on Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night (kick off 7:50pm AEDT) in a top of the table clash. Be there from 5pm to back your Sky Blues’ Westfield W-League squad and then stay in your seats for Alex Brosque’s record breaking Hyundai A-League appearance.
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