With a monumental cup clash on the horizon many would be forgiven for having one eye on Tuesday 23 September, however Sydney FC defender Pedj Bojic has set his sights firmly on Friday night’s clash with the Wellington Phoenix at WIN Stadium, Wollongong (kick off 7:30pm).
Bojic is determined to continue building on the good, free-flowing football the Sky Blues have displayed of late and will worry first and foremost about a Wellington Phoenix side that travel to Wollongong looking to bounce back from their defeat to Newcastle Jets on Saturday.
“We’re enjoying our preseason at the moment,” Bojic said.
“We’ve been doing a lot of hard work recently and this is another game to help us prepare for the season ahead.
“Our preparations are coming along well, we’ve worked on what we need to work on this preseason and we’ll continue doing that and we want to take that into Friday night,” he continued.
“”You always have to be mentally prepared and follow your own game plan and it’s always good to play against a team that you’re going to play against during the season. I’m looking forward to the challenge down in Wollongong.”
The Championship winning defender is expecting a physical match, and Bojic has targeted continuity as something for the Sky Blues to take away from Friday nights clash with cementing a style of play the number one priority.
“I’m sure it will be an exciting and physical game,” said Bojic.
“The main thing for us is to continue what we’re doing and number one is playing our style of football.
“We’ve got discipline in our structure and we’ll be prepared for whatever Wellington throw us,” he continued.
“The main thing we want to get out of Friday night is continuing on what we’ve been working on, stick to our structures and our consistency.
“We’ve shown that so far but that needs to continue right through until the end of the season. For us the main thing is to keep playing good football and do what we’re doing well.”
For Bojic the trip to Wollongong presents an opportunity to return to his roots, having grown up in the Southern City, and the Sky Blues right back is looking forward to playing in front of his home crowd.
“It’s always a nice feeling to go down and play in front of your home crowd,” Bojic said.
“You always see familiar faces and people you haven’t seen for a while down there.
"As long as the crowd turn out and we put on a good performance for the crowd it’ll be good and I hope they all come out to support the Sky Blues.”
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