Sydney FC star striker Adam Le Fondre tells us the secret behind all his success in front of goal as he sits atop the top goal-scorers tally halfway through the Hyundai A-League 2019/2020 season.
The English born target-man credits the relationship he has with Kosta Barbarouses, Alex Baumjohann and Milos Ninkovic for his devastating form, saying the goals are a lot easier to come by with the quality and supply he is getting in the final third.
“The relationship between us as a front four is outstanding and that’s what you want as a striker.
“We’ve got a great bunch of guys to play up front with and the supply’s been fantastic for me and for Kosta [Barbarouses],” Le Fondre said.
“[On Barbarouses] I’ve put away the chances he’s put on for me and some of them have been some great passes which I’ve managed to finish off.
“Even with Alex [Baumjohann] and Ninko who are probably two of the best 10’s in the country, so obviously I can’t grumble with the service I’m getting.
“The goals are ticking over nicely, we’re going really well in the league, the boys are creating chances and obviously I’m putting them away,” he added.
Le Fondre has scored 13 goals in 13 appearances this season – two more goals than this time last year. However, with a hectic schedule coming up, Le Fondre admits these next few months could be more of a challenge.
“We’ve got the busy period now where we’re backing games up with long away trips and hopefully I can keep scoring goals and bring home the golden boot as well as the league,” he said.
“I want that to continue now when we’re getting into the tougher period with the ACL [AFC Champions League] coming up. We need to keep performing and I want to keep scoring goals.”
Looking forward to the second half of the year, Le Fondre still has his eyes set on the Golden Boot but says it’s not all about the individual achievements.
“I do want to win the golden boot but if it doesn’t come with the A-League Premiership or Championship I don’t want it,” he said.
“Playing for Sydney FC the aspirations are to win everything.
“As a player you have to have goals for yourself too and that would be to keep driving to those goals and that’s to win everything I can while I’m here.”
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