Captain's Column: A Welcome International Break

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for us, and one we’re taking a lot from during the run into the Hyundai A-League Finals Series.

Everyone is making a lot of us not scoring recently but Sunday was the first A-League game this season when we didn’t score – and up until that point we were the only team to have found the net in every game.

We know the goals will come but sometimes in football you do hit a little run where that happens.  We’re working as hard as ever during this international break to fine tune everything ahead of our away game against Brisbane.

On the pitch I believe we’re actually playing quite well, we’re dominating large portions of the game.

The AFC Champions League has brought fresh challenges for us and ones that we’re relishing. The travel, while taxing, is fun as we get away as group and bond even more off the field, plus the step up in quality of our opposition can only see us improve as a team, as we look to match them.

I managed to get a bit of sleep on the plane home from Japan, I’m not the best sleeper on flights but a little bit of shut eye helped ahead of Sunday’s game.  The club gave the majority of the boys business class flights on the way home so that made it easier.

On the plane over it was much of the same, rest and a few movies to pass the time – the standout from the films I watched had to be Uncle Drew. It was an NBA movie and it provided me with a few good laughs.

The international break has come at the perfect time for us, it’s given us the chance to freshen up with a couple of days off, split up by training sessions ensuring we’re in peak condition for the last few games of the season.

The days off being a Monday and Tuesday meant I got to take my girls to school. It’s something I don’t get to do too often so that was enjoyable. In between the hours they were at school I’ve enjoyed relaxing at home and recharging the body. 

I can’t stress enough how hard we’re working on the training pitch to ensure we pick up maximum points in the remainder of our games.

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The boys have been working hard on the training pitch.

We’ve got an away clash against Brisbane next up before one of the biggest, if not the biggest of Big Blues taking place at the SCG in April. It’s a game that’s going to have huge ramifications on the table and I can’t wait to see the historic ground painted Sky Blue.  

As always, thank-you for your continued support, rain, hail or shine it’s fantastic to see so many Members and fans backing the boys. We all appreciate it, and with you behind us each week it gives us that little bit extra to claim the points.

#SydneyIsSkyBlue #ComeWithUs

Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque

 

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