The sun is shining, the beaches are packed and the streets are bathed in festive colours with each house covered in lights; it’s Christmas time.
While everyone awaits Santa’s arrival there is still work to be done as Sydney FC’s stars prepare for Friday’s massive Boxing Day encounter against Adelaide United. Find out what Christmas means to some of your favourite Sky Blues, with a game only around the corner.
MARC JANKO: "Christmas is a family event so if you have the chance to stay around your family you should do it as it's a nice tradition and obviously if there are kids involved it can be magical and it gives it a magical touch. I usually like the atmosphere around Christmas very much. Everyone is quite humble and decent and people are looking forward to this event. It will be different for me without any snow, it's actually the first time since i've celebrated Christmas without my family. It wil be a differnt experience and in some ways im looking forwad to it as everything which is new can be also an extension of your horizons."
ALEX BROSQUE: “Christmas is a time where the year the family comes together. It’s a time of family and friends enjoying spending time together and eating lots of food. My favourite part about Christmas, having kids now, is the looks on their faces waking up in the morning and with them running down and getting their presents. It’s difficult training on Christmas Day but it’s always the case in Australian football, you look forward to spending a little bit of time with the boys and wishing them all a Merry Christmas with their family before going home and spending the day with your own.”
RHYAN GRANT: “Christmas for me is, I think it’s the same as everyone, with the family having fun in the nice weather and having a good lunch. My favourite part about Christmas is catching up with family. I don’t live with my family, they live in the country, so it’s good to catch up with them. It’s not that hard training on Christmas Day, we’re pretty privileged with the profession we have and to train on Christmas Day isn’t too much of an ask. Obviously you want to spend as much time with the family and that’s what I plan to do in the afternoon.”
VEDRAN JANJETOVIC: “Christmas for me is bringing everyone together, good times, laughs, having fun with family, friends and people that are close to you. At this time of the year when it’s warm and having everyone together for me is what Christmas is all about. Just being able to see family and friends that haven’t been there all year and people you havn’t seen in a while is what I enjoy the most. We have to do what we have to do, training is just part of our job so we’ll go and put in our training and then we can come back take a load off, chill out, have some good food, spend some time with family and friends with good conversations, maybe a movie and chill.”
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