Playing The Top Sides Is Good For Us - Farina

Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina believes the tough challenge facing the Sky Blues over the next three weeks could be a blessing in disguise.

Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina believes the tough challenge facing the Sky Blues over the next three weeks could be a blessing in disguise.

With an A-League Finals berth still up for grabs, Sydney face the division-s top three sides in successive weekends, but Farina isn-t shying away.

“At the end of the day, if we are going to make the six we are going to have to earn it,” said the former Socceroos coach on Monday morning.

“We are playing the top three sides in a row which personally I think could be a positive thing for us."

Sydney sit one point outside the top six with four games to go and a derby against the second placed Central Coast Mariners coming up this Saturday evening.

“In terms of the mathematics it largely depends on other results and we don-t want to rely on that,” said Frank.

“I suppose in a perfect world we-d be looking for four wins but possibly two wins could be enough.”

Farina has also urged Sydney-s Members and supporters to continue their brilliant backing for the final two home games of the regular season.

“The Members and fans have been fantastic since I got here. It-s been a bit of an eye opener to see how well they-ve supported the team, especially early on when we were struggling a bit.

“As we have seen there has been a lot of high drama in the last five or six home games so they are guaranteed that they are going to see something exciting one way or another.

“Hopefully they-ll get out in the numbers they-ve shown all year.”

Watch Alessandro's first game at Allianz Stadium since renewing his contract and the Socceroos captain Lucas Neill's home debut for Sydney FC against the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday 9th March (kick off 5.30pm). Sydney will be looking to make it six wins in a row at home. Tickets are available by clicking here from Ticketek.