A Great Opportunity Against Leaders - Kisel

Far from being concerned about facing the A-League’s current form team, Sydney FC midfielder Karol Kisel sees it as the perfect chance to put on a show for the fans.

Far from being concerned about facing the A-League-s current form team, Sydney FC midfielder Karol Kisel sees it as the perfect chance to put on a show for the fans.

The Slovakian returns to the squad against the Central Coast Mariners this Sunday, along with fellow midfielder Nicky Carle, and is confident the team will be stronger after the loss in Wellington.

“I think we will be better definitely,” he said. “It-s not only about me and Nicky but about every player.

“I-m sure we will be much better, we have to be, and I-m pretty confident we will win this game even if the Central Coast are doing really well.”

Kisel served a one match suspension against the Phoenix, his first in three years, and is looking forward to another bumper crowd in Sydney following the season high against the Melbourne Heart last week.

“The people who come every time are really great and the atmosphere is good.

“I love to play at the SFS and I hope we will make them happy because in the last home game we played well but we conceded four easy goals.

“It was a bad result for us so we have to get it right and win this time, especially against the leaders, it-s a great opportunity.”

Harbour v Coast this Sun 8 Jan. SFC go up against local rivals the Mariners at 4pm. Get down to the SFS and protect your home turf by cheering on the Sky Blues! Adults from only $20. Tickets are still available from Ticketek.

Fans can also purchase 3-Game Packs for games in the New Year starting from only $50 for adults. Details for the Big Night Out Pack (including Melbourne Victory game) and the Football Funday Packs can be found here on our website.

For more information on the club's January holiday clinics check out our Community Programs and see Youth Team Head coach Ian Crook-s interview.

Sydney FC squad 1. Liam Reddy, 2. Sebastian Ryall, 3. Jamie Coyne, 4. Pascal Bosschaart, 5. Michael Beauchamp, 7. Brett Emerton, 8. Karol Kisel, 9. Bruno Cazarine, 10. Nick Carle, 11. Dimi Petratos, 12. Shannon Cole, 15. Terry McFlynn (c), 17. Terry Antonis, 18. Juho Makela, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Ivan Necevski, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Rhyan Grant (three to be omitted).