I’m very proud to have led Sydney FC to the Premiership.
It’s a big achievement, especially as we didn’t know how the season was going to pan out with COVID and when we’d be playing again and whether we’d finish at all. It was good to secure it, especially with four games to go, it shows how successful we’ve been all season.
Three in four years, that’s a huge achievement for the club, no team in A-League history has been that successful or consistent so it goes to show we’ve got a special group.
In my first season as Captain it’s even more special to have won the title. It’s an honour to lead these boys every week.
Being from Sydney, to have my family and friends around just makes it that little bit more special.
It’s a great group of boys and they make my role really easy. It’s been a pleasure to be associated with them to be honest.
Looking back on my career, to get 5 Premierships is a proud moment too, I didn’t even know it was the record.
It’s not about me though, it’s more that I’ve been lucky enough to be in successful teams, play with good players, play under good coaches and I count myself really lucky to be in that position hopefully there’s a few more to come.
Onto Saturday’s game, Melbourne City are a good team and it’ll be a good test for us.
We’ve got four games to go and with the Premiership sealed up it’s all about momentum and getting minutes in peoples legs and getting fitness up to scratch after the break and making sure when we’ve got that one off final game we’re on song and ready to go.
This’ll be a good game, they’re sitting second at the moment so it’ll be a good test for us and one we’re confident in.
It’s a shame there’ll be no crowd there, we’ve enjoyed seeing our Members back in the stands in recent weeks, but a lot of sports are doing it and it is what it is.
We played one game with no crowd before the break and it was strange, it was a little bit eerie and not much of an atmosphere but again it is what it is. There’s no excuse, we look forward to the match and getting back on track.
That second half against Newcastle wasn’t a Sydney FC performance and we need to make that right this week.
Stay safe and make sure you tune in on Saturday afternoon!