Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque says he’s enjoying his mentoring role at the Sky Blues as he prepares to face the Wellington Phoenix in Sydney FC's final regular season clash at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.
Brosque said while the role is unfamiliar for him, it is one that he has treasured this year, as he’s watch the likes of Alex Gersbach, Aaron Calver and George Blackwood progress this season in the Hyundai A-League.
“It’s something that I’ve enjoyed this year [his mentoring role],” he said.
“Even though the captaincy at the beginning was very unexpected, something very new to me, I’ve really enjoyed it.
“There is a lot of young boys coming through and it is a different role, it’s a more grown up role, something I haven’t been used to in the past.
“It’s definitely one I enjoy a lot, seeing the young boys come up and ask questions or being able to help young boys and mature them.”
Having scored four goals in his previous two games, Brosque said he’s pleased to be hitting his goal scoring form at the right time as he said Wellington Phoenix will be a different prospect from their previous encounter that saw the Sky Blues cruise to a 3-0 win.
“We’ve got a tough game this week,” he said.
“It all pretty much comes down to the last game of the season and hopefully we can keep our away form the way it has been.
“I think it would be special for the club and for the team to finish the whole season unbeaten away from home. If we do that, we also finish second and they would be two great achievements.
“It’s just the way football is [on his goal scoring form]. Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t and when they do a fair amount seem to go in one after the other.
“I think they’re going to be a lot different to what we faced a few weeks ago, even though we went down there and beat them quite well,” he continued.
“Without Burns and McGlinchey on that day, you take those two players out of them and of course it definitely weakens their squad a lot. With them being there this week I think they’re going to be a different proposition for us.”
Sydney FC take on the Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium in the final clash of the regular season. Follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for LIVE match updates or catch the game on Fox Sports 4 (kick off 3pm AEST).
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