Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque has revealed the squad will be using all the energy and confidence from their #BigBlue Mother’s Day massacre to drive them on in the 2019 Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
Brosque said the squad will be riding the high from Sunday’s clash the entire week, as he stated that that result showed Head Coach Steve Corica’s men can step up when needed in the big games.
“We don’t want to come down from what we’re feeling now,” Brosque said.
“The fact that we scored this many goals in a game that we didn’t expect to just shows that when it’s needed and in big games like tonight [we can deliver].
“I think we need to take as much confidence as we can. This group of boys won’t get ahead of themselves but we need to use what we did to fuel us.
“There’s a lot we can take out of this heading into Perth,” he continued.
“We’ll look closely at the Adelaide game against Perth and see how well they did to come back a couple of times and really push Perth.
“We just need to be confident in our own ability and what we can do. As dangerous as Perth are and as great as they’ve been all year we don’t fear anybody.
“We’ve gone over there and beaten them, we were the first team to beat them over there. We know we can do it, it’s about using what we did [against Melbourne], being as well prepared throughout the week as we can and I guess whoever shows up on the day, it’s one of those.”
The Sky Blues Captain said there were a lot of similarities between this squad and the double-winning side of 2017, as Brosque heralded Head Coach Steve Corica’s impact in his first season at the helm.
“[Head Coach] Steve [Corica] was the main reason I stayed this year,” Brosque said.
“I knew he had this in him, Arnie no doubt moulded the squad into an incredible group of men but I knew Steve taking over, nothing would change.
“He’s a guy the players love playing under, I knew things would continue the way they have and I’m really happy for him that in his first year he gets to take us all the way to a Grand Final.
“It’s pretty similar to the team that won the most recent Grand Final ,” Brosque continued.
“It’s a team of hard working boys that work week to week and show up for each other, understand what’s at stake and what we have to do to win.
“We had a lot of changes this year but we knew as a group that if we stuck together and trusted Steve that we could be here on Grand Final day.
“The fact we’re here, we can take a lot of heart and confidence from that, and we know that we can go over there and win a Grand Final in Perth.”
Sydney FC take on Perth Glory in the 2019 Hyundai A-League Grand Final on Sunday 19 May (kick off 6:30pm AEST). #WatchWithUs LIVE at our Official Home Away from Home at The Star, Sydney or on Fox Sports 505.