Having made his AFC Champions League debut for Sydney FC in Qatar, we caught up with defender Patrick Flottmann while in quarantine to reflect on the last few months for himself and what's in store for Season 2020/21.
You made your AFC Champions League debut this campaign, how was that for yourself?
I was very happy to make my debut and get some minutes in the AFC Champions League this month.
How did you find the step up playing in Asia compared to an A-League match?
It was a great experience, the teams play a completely different style than to most teams here in Australia so it was challenging. I think we held our own though and have shown that we are more than capable of progressing in future tournaments.
How did it feel to start against a team like Yokohama F. Marinos?
To start against such a great side like Yokohama was awesome. It was a really great feeling and I was just happy to be out there playing.
How much do you think playing in Qatar will help in terms of preparations for this A-League season?
I think it will help a lot, it’s been a bit of a different start to the season for us compared to previous years. we’ve all been together now for some time so I feel that our cohesion as a team continues to grow and that can only be a positive thing.
What kind of impact are you hoping to have this coming season?
This season I’m hoping to get some more minutes and show the fans what I’m capable of, and of course win games!
How exciting will it be to kick off the season with a Grand Final rematch against Melbourne City?
The season opener is going to be great! A Grand Final rematch, with our Members and fans back in the stadiums, it should be an exciting affair and I can’t wait for kick off.
It’s Members’ Week this week, how important do you think our Members are for the club?
Our Members are our number one supporters and are the heart and soul of the club. Without them Sydney FC wouldn’t be the club it is today.