Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina says he won’t be holding back as the Sky Blues go head to head with Melbourne Victory in front of a sell-out crowd at AAMI Park on Australia Day.
Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina says he won-t be holding back as the Sky Blues go head to head with Melbourne Victory in front of a sell-out crowd at AAMI Park on Australia Day.
Third placed Victory are likely to present a tougher test of Sydney-s Finals credentials than recent opposition, having scored the most goals A-League this season.
But after last week-s 7-1 win over Wellington Phoenix, Farina is no mood to hold back.
“I-ve never been one to sit back,” he said after Thursday-s training session. “If you sit back and defend and you go a goal down then you-ve got to try and attack.
“We want to be solid defensively but we-ll certainly be going down there to try and play and try and score.”
The thumping of the Phoenix has helped increase the mood among Sydney-s players and Frank has noticed a change in atmosphere.
“I think confidence was the biggest thing but one swallow doesn-t make a summer.
“It was good to get a win and the goal difference was good as well, but it-s a tough six to ten games we-ve got and the next six are going to be very tough with four away and two at home.
The former Socceroos Head Coach has also not ruled out more moves in the transfer market.
“There could be, I think the window closes on the 14th February so yeah if the right one comes along we certainly wouldn-t say ‘no-.
“We would consider a defender or a striker.”
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