Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina is ignoring the hype surrounding Sunday’s clash against the Perth Glory at Allianz Stadium (kick off 5pm) likening this game to those before it.
Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina is ignoring the hype surrounding Sunday-s clash against the Perth Glory at Allianz Stadium (kick off 5pm) likening this game to those before it.
With the Sky Blues needing only a point to advance to the playoffs, dependant on the Newcastle Jet-s result today, Farina said he was expecting a difficult game as the Glory play for pride in their final regular season match.
“It-s obviously a huge game again but it-s not really different from the previous seven weeks,” Farina said.
“Irrespective of the results with Newcastle or any other games we-ll go in with the same attitude.
“It-s going to be a difficult game. They-ve won their previous two games at home so they-re in a bit of form and have some confidence so it-ll be difficult.
“Whether it-s Perth of someone else it-s always the same.”
With the Hyundai A-League table as tight as it is, the Sky Blues can finish anywhere from second to seventh, however Farina dismissed the notion of final league positions, saying he was focussed solely on Sunday-s result.
“Our focus is to try and win this game on Sunday,” said Farina.
“I-ve been drumming it in to the players, we-re not talking about anything finishing second, seventh sixth, it-s about getting a result and that-s the bottom line.”
Farina also paid tribute to Sydney FC foundation player Terry McFlynn who announced his retirement this week and will be farewelled on Sunday on the pitch he spent nine years plying his trade.
“There-s not a person who would say a bad word about Terry,” Farina said.
“Terry is a model professional both on and off the field. I-m very pleased and proud of what he-s achieved and the manner that he holds himself.”
SKY BLUES CHASING GLORY AT ALLIANZ - See the Sky Blues finish off the regular season at home to Perth Glory in a match that could define their season. Come and farewell Sky Blues foundation player Terry McFlynn and be at Allianz Stadium to cheer Sydney FC on to finals football!
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