Back to business for Sydney FC

Kick off in version 5 of the Hyundai A-League may still be more than three months away but it was back to business for Sydney FC on Monday, with Head Coach, Vitezslav Lavicka beginning the job of preparing his new-look team to chase the Championship.


Kick off in version 5 of the Hyundai A-League may still be more than three months away but it was back to business for Sydney FC on Monday, with Head Coach, Vitezslav Lavicka beginning the job of preparing his new-look team to chase the Championship.

It was the 45-year old Czech-s first session in charge of the Sydney squad but Lavicka wasn-t the only new face on the training pitch, with Slovakian signing, Karol Kisel also having his first run after arriving in Australia last Friday to take up a one-year contract with the Sky Blues.

“I-m really glad to come here, and I-m proud to be a part of Sydney so I enjoy it,” said the 32-year old midfielder at the end of the session. “I know Sydney FC is one of the best clubs. They had not so good season last year so we-re going to change it this year.”

Kisel has twice before played under the new Sydney mentor in the Czech Republic, but said Lavicka-s presence wasn-t the only factor that brought him to the Harbour City.

“It-s good that he-s here because he-s a good coach but it-s not the main reason. I think when Sydney FC call me, without the coach I will (still) go,” he explained. “Very attractive team and it-s a new challenge for me. I want to win another title maybe so we will have good team spirit and maybe we will do it.”

Lavicka was also happy with what he saw from the side during a solid start to the pre-season and the manager believes Kisel will be a great addition to the team.

“I-m very happy Karol-s here because Karol-s experienced player and original professional. I think he can help,” he said.

There-ll be no rest for the Sydney FC squad which will have eight training sessions in the first week back on the field.

The Sky Blues- first game of the Hyundai A-League season will be away against the North Queensland Fury on Saturday, August 8.