For a man who’s been a part of so many #BigBlue’s throughout his career, Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica has labelled tomorrow night’s clash the biggest of the lot.
A veteran of many vital clashes, Corica laid bare the permutations on offer with three points at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), as he said he’s confident of claiming victory at the iconic venue.
“The two biggest clubs in the country going head to head, this is one of the biggest ones because what’s at stake is a massive three points and it sets up second and gets you closer to first position,” Corica said.
“I think this rivalry has been from the start of the A-League while the Wanderers have just come in.
“For me, I’ve been here from the start, Melbourne and Sydney has always been a big rivalry, a big derby game and that hasn’t changed.
“I feel confident, obviously they’re a good team, they’ve got quality players and they’ve beaten us in the last two games so we need to fix that,” he continued.
“I think we’ve played better than them in both games but they’ve got the six points so we’re disappointed with that.
“I believe we’ve played well against them, need to tidy up a few things defensively, but if we do that we’ll go close to getting the three points.”
Corica allayed any concerns over the quality of the SCG pitch, and reflected on the Sky Blues’ last outing at the ground, a solid 2-0 #SydneyDerby win in Round 2.
“I’m very excited because the last game we played here we won,” he said.
“I’ve had a walk on the pitch, it looks good, it’s a great venue, it’s ready to go and we’re looking forward to playing here again.
“It’s a big game, it’s a big venue, last time we enjoyed playing here, we had a win and that’s the most important thing.
“The pitch is good, we’ve checked it out, and the boys will be ready. There’s no excuses about pitches, it’s another football game and we must win it.”
Sydney FC take on Melbourne Victory at the SCG in the biggest of Big Blues on Saturday (kick off 7:50pm AEDT). Be there to back your Sky Blues and cheer the boys home.