When past results hurt as much as a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of your rivals, you’re bound to dwell on it, and Sydney FC defender Sasa Ognenovski is hoping for just that as the Sky Blues prepare to face the Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park tonight (kick off 7:45pm).
When past results hurt as much as a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of your rivals, you-re bound to dwell on it, and Sydney FC defender Sasa Ognenovski is hoping for just that as the Sky Blues prepare to face the Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park tonight (kick off 7:45pm).
The Sky Blues comfortably defeated the Victory at Etihad Stadium on Australia Day as Alessandro Del Piero pulled the strings in midfield with the Sky Blues taking the lead in the 11th minute and never looking back and Ognenovski is hoping for a repeat of that performance.
“I know the boys had good results this year against Melbourne,” Ognenovski said.
“We seem to line up well against them and match up well against them so hopefully they-ve got that in the back of their minds and hopefully we can push on for the win.
“Knowing Victorians, I-m expecting a hostile environment but that-s all good, some players enjoy that environment and hopefully it brings out the best in our team.”
Ognenovski who recently committed to the Sky Blues for another year, keeping him at the club until the close of the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season, praised the youth coming through the ranks and revealed it-s the future ambitions of the club that swayed him to stay in Sydney.
“The way Sydney FC are planning, they-ve got something in place,” said Ognenovski.
“I-ve had a chat with the people involved and what they-re planning to do next year and that-s enticed me to make sure I was part of that planning.
“The youth that we have here is probably some of the best in the country. It always helps when you have those good quality young players but they obviously need someone to steady them up and make sure they-re heading in the right path,” he continued.
“Hopefully we push on to a Championship next year.”
BATTLE FOR THE FINALS AWAITS - With two home games remaining, the battle for finals football is well and truly on for the Sky Blues. First to visit Allianz Stadium is the Wellington Phoenix with Sydney FC-s last minute winner in the previous encounter still fresh in the memory. A week later Perth Glory will visit in what will be a season defining game for the Sky Blues - will finals football beckon? Be at Allianz Stadium to see it all unfold.
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