Sydney FC shotstopper Andrew Redmayne has heralded the culture at the Sky Blues, attributing it to the squad’s success that seen them record the equal best start to a season for a reigning Champion.
The in-form glovesman also credited Goalkeeping Coach John Crawley for his success as he said the Sky Blues were as ready as ever to continue their form into the New Year and beyond in season 2017/18.
“The environment at Sydney FC is phenomenal, I can’t speak highly enough of it,” Redmayne said.
“The team, the staff, not just the football staff but off the field staff, is amazing and so supportive and it’s a culture that just breeds success.
“I always like to think that I go into every game fully prepared and ready for any ball that may come so it’s nice to be playing well, nice to be in a successful team and we’re looking forward to continuing that success for the rest of the year.
“John [Crawley] just understands what goalkeepers need and the best way to achieve those attributes that they do need,” he continued.
“I was first introduced to John when I was 14 years old, there’s a long history there and we know each other extremely well and it’s really good to just be back and working with him.
“I’m never one to rest on my laurels, I’m a heads down bums up kind of guy. Much like the whole squad we leave no stone unturned and that’s something that the squad and myself pride ourselves on, is coming to training every day and working extremely hard.
“We’re fired up to maintain our success and that’s the main motivating goal for us is to keep up our standards and keep pushing ourselves further for greater success this year.”
As a goalkeeper Redmayne stressed the importance of remaining switched on, with the Sky Blues’ shotstopper remaining a spectator for large parts of games before being called into action sporadically or late on.
“It’s part and parcel of being a goalkeeper, sometimes you’re in the thick of the action and sometimes you’re only needed in the last minute,” he said.
“You have to remain switched on and be in the game and there’s ways you can keep your head in the game, there’s way to communicate and movements or mental things to keep you switched on in the game.
“I couldn’t be more happy [with the team’s form],” he continued.
“The things we’ve been working on this season have come into fruition. If we keep working hard and keep ticking the boxes then I’m sure we’ll see more success.”
Sydney FC travel to face the Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium on Friday night (kick off 7:50pm AEDT). Catch the match live on Fox Sports 501 or follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for updates.
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