Sydney FC youngster Peter Triantis says it’s good to be back and involved with Sydney FC as he looks to stake a claim for a position in the squad ahead of the Sky Blues crucial clash against the Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium on Sunday (kick off 5pm).
Sydney FC youngster Peter Triantis says it-s good to be back and involved with Sydney FC as he looks to stake a claim for a position in the squad ahead of the Sky Blues crucial clash against the Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium on Sunday (kick off 5pm).
Having spent the majority of the season out with osteitis pubis, Triantis is itching to get back from what he described as a massive low after his breakthrough season last year that came with a winning goal against the Brisbane Roar in Round 20.
“It-s so good after seven months out to just be involved again with the squad,” Triantis said.
“It-s a great feeling and hopefully this week I can be involved again in some part. To get on would be a bonus but I think it-s very important to get three points this week.
“I was supposed to be out for the whole season so anything that I do play is a bonus, whether it-s a minute, five minutes, anything,” he continued.
“From such a high to such a low, to breakthrough and be given a chance you think you-re living the life and then you-re really brought back down to earth with such a long term injury.
“Now it-s all in the past and I can look forward and try and finish the season off and look forward to next year.”
Triantis paid testament to the senior figures in the squad and credited Fitness and Conditioning Coach Anthony Crea with speeding up his recovery, as he said his injury layoff also took a toll on his extended family.
“I think a lot of the older boys have kept me going. At the start it was very difficult not doing anything for a few months, just resting,” Triantis said.
“The coach and staff and players have been in my ear and kept me going. Terry Antonis was out as well, we were always together and pushing each other every day and Anthony Crea has done a great job with me bringing me back.
“My family were down as well at the start. The little ones, younger brothers and sisters, probably don-t even realise you-re down and injured, they think ‘you-ll be ok you just copped a little kick or something- but when they see that every game when you-re not playing it-s hard on them,” he continued.
“Now they-re excited again looking forward, they-ll all be there on the weekend, hopefully I can play. Being a footballer it-s a dream that we-re so lucky and fortunate to be in the position we-re in I enjoy training every day and to play [on Sunday] would top it all off.”
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