Central defender targets winning finish with Sydney
With Christmas just around the corner most people are thinking about what they’d like to receive this festive season but there’s only one thing on Iain Fyfe’s wish list and that’s to end his time at Sydney FC on a winning note.
With Christmas just around the corner most people are thinking about what they-d like to receive this festive season but there-s only one thing on Iain Fyfe-s wish list and that-s to end his time at Sydney FC on a winning note.
Having made the decision to return to his home town of Adelaide next year, the 26- year old is determined to finish his fourth-season with Sydney on a high by helping the club claim another title.
“It-s the most important thing for me personally,” said Fyfe. “I don-t want to leave this team and my team-mates and the Sydney fans on anything but a winning note.”
“I-m going to do whatever it takes to leave here as a Champion. Knowing that I gave 110% and knowing that I left a great club that-s been great to me with another trophy in the cabinet is very important to me, and it-s how I want to end my career at Sydney FC.”
Fyfe was a standout in his side-s round-14 win over Newcastle, heading home the first-half equaliser and leading the way in defence to shoot down any hope the Jets had of coming away with the points.
“It was a very important win, probably the kind of win that shows a lot of people the character and mental strength of the team,” explained the central defender. “It-s a huge boost. It was more than just getting the three points, it proved a lot of things to a lot of people, a lot of doubters, and it proved a lot of things to ourselves as well.”
The Sky Blue original has become Sydney-s leader at the back since the recent retirement of Tony Popovic and it-s a role he is relishing.
“I-m loving it. I love being more of a leader and having more responsibility and it-s a role that I-m really revelling in,” he said. “I feel like the more that-s needed from me by the team, the better I play and I-m looking forward to the remaining games and really stepping my game up even more.”
“I think we-re in a really good position now to challenge not only for the Championship but the league title as well. We-ve just started to turn the corner now but it-s something that we really have to push for and I think we-re more than capable of doing that.”
Sydney FC will look to take the next step towards end-of-season glory when it faces off against fierce-rivals, the Central Coast Mariners this-Saturday at 7:00pm in what recent history suggests will be another enthralling Hyundai A-League encounter at Bluetongue Stadium.