With a new found sense of belief Sydney FC’s Corey Gameiro and Milos Dimitrijevic are two players reaping the full rewards of a long and uninterrupted preseason under Head Coach Graham Arnold.
With 13 goals in 13 matches Gameiro has excelled upfront whilst Serbian Dimitrijevic has enjoyed his new found freedom in the centre of the Sky Blues midfield and the pair have put their good turn of form down to their preparation and the unity Arnold has instilled at the club.
“I feel good I feel much better,” Dimitrijevic said.
“Last year I wasn’t good because I didn’t do my preparation but this season is much, much better and I feel better. I think every game I will get even better and better.
“To get my first goal on my home ground, I hadn’t scored last season at home, for me meant a lot,” Gameiro added.
“I was very excited and happy and wanted to get it out of the way and now crack on with the rest of the season.”
The pair are gearing up for a massive Sydney Derby at Allianz Stadium on Saturday 18 October (kick off 7:30m) and are under no illusions that the Wanderers will come out better than they did against the Melbourne Victory in a 4-1 drubbing.
“It’s going to be a big game,” Gameiro said.
“It’s a game we want to win as a team as a club and for the fans. Milos will tell you, in the changing room with the boys it’s something that we speak about.
“All the success they’ve had in the Champions League is good for the country but to us, they’re our little brothers and we want to make sure we’re the club that comes out on top,” he continued.
“Our stadium can hold 42,000 plus people. We have the upper hand because we will have more fans than what they will have there.
“For us to win it’s for our fans, we want them to be able to say that Sydney FC is the better team up to date.”
Dimitrijevic is particularly keen to play on Saturday after missing his previous Sydney Derby through injury, and the former Nantes youth graduate expects nothing but three points on Saturday night.
“I watched the game against the Victory and saw the Victory won 4-1,” he said.
“In the end I think it’s not the real result though. On Saturday it will be different, it will be a big game and we need to be 100% to win.
“Last time I was injured so this Saturday I will be on the pitch and I expect to win of course. We play every game to win and especially the derby for all the fans.”
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*Corey Gameiro is proudly sponsored by Player Partner Axis Plumbing.
*Milos Dimitrijevic is proudly sponsored by Player Partner Eye Tower.
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