It may only be pre-season but Sydney FC young gun Corey Gameiro is already standing out as a player to watch this Hyundai A-League season, with the Young Socceroo continuing to impress with his energy, work-rate and goal scoring form.
Gameiro has bagged nine goals in only six matches, including a well taken brace against English Premier League giants West Ham United, however the 21 year old striker from Wollongong is quick to downplay the limelight as he credits the entire squad for his recent upturn in strike rate.
“It’s good to score but credit to the team because without getting service it’s impossible for me to score,” Gameiro said.
“I’m not the sort of player that’s going to dribble past four or five people and put the ball in the net all by myself. I need service and it’s a reflection on the team because without them I can’t get chances to score.
“At the moment, how I feel now, I’m hopeful of carrying this form into A-League,” he continued.
“I just have to take every game as it comes and keep my feet on the ground and every game try and score not just for myself but for the team.”
Sydney FC continue their pursuit of the Wingate Townsville Football Cup on Wednesday as they get set to face the Newcastle Jets at Townsville Sports Reserve (kick off 7:30pm), and Gameiro believes that if the team play with the right attitude then a positive result against any team is possible.
“I don’t think tomorrow will be too different from the Northern Fury match,” Gameiro said.
“I think it’s all about what we do, it’s about our abilities. If we turn up and play the right football and have the same attitude we’ve had every game then I think we can beat any team and we showed that when we played against West Ham.
“If our attitude is right, I think we have the right quality in our team to beat Newcastle tomorrow.”
Competition for places is tight under Head Coach Graham Arnold, with the Championship winning coach wanting two players for each position, and Gameiro is solely focussed on retaining his spot each week with the Sky Blues boasting a strong strike force this season.
“At the moment, for myself I want to keep my spot,” Gameiro said.
“We’ve got a lot of firepower positions in this team, a lot of attacking ability, and I know if I’m not working my socks off every day then someone is right behind me.
“Arnie has told us that every time we put a Sydney FC shirt on that we’re there to play and represent the biggest club in Australia if you ask any player in the A-League, most players anywhere in Australia will say they want to play for Sydney FC.”
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