Sydney seeks consistency in crucial clash with Reds

With three points already on the board Sydney FC will look to consolidate its strong start to Version 5 of the Hyundai A-League this Sunday when it hits the field at the Sydney Football Stadium for the first time this season against rivals, Adelaide United.


With three points already on the board Sydney FC will look to consolidate its strong start to Version 5 of the Hyundai A-League this Sunday when it hits the field at the Sydney Football Stadium for the first time this season against rivals, Adelaide United.

“It should be (a great game),” said Captain, Steve Corica. “The times that we-ve played Adelaide before they have been good games and obviously, the first game here at the Football Stadium, (we-re) looking forward to it. Hopefully a big crowd and it would be nice to get a win as well.”

“It-s a good fierce rivalry between the two teams (and) it will be no different on Sunday. They-re a great team and we need three points.”

Sydney FC has a great record against the Reds at the SFS, having won five and lost only one of the seven clashes between the two teams at the ground. Both sides are coming off opening round victories but the Sky Blues know last weekend-s win over the North Queensland Fury won-t mean much if they can-t get the job done at home against Adelaide.

“Three points from Townsville is very important for us, it-s good start but we need still many things to improve. Every game must be better next time,” said Coach, Vitezslav Lavicka. “We have respect for the Adelaide team, we have seen their first game at home against Perth, they played very well. We expect a tough game on Sunday.”

This weekend Sydney FC is in the rare position of having every member of its squad fully fit and ready to play, ensuring some tough decisions for the club-s coaching staff.

“Every players are ready to play, it-s very important for me, for coaching staff,” said Lavicka. “It-s hard to decide the starting lineup but good for me.”

“This year we-ve got a good bunch of young players and experienced players. Everyone did really well in pre-season and obviously the coach is finding it hard to play everyone,” added Captain Corica. “He-s got to pick eleven players and the rest, they might be a little bit disappointed but we-re a team and we-ll stay together.”

After starting on the bench last week against the Fury due to a minor back complaint, the Sky Blue-s skipper is expected to return to the starting lineup this weekend.

Sydney FC-s round-two clash with United will be played in front of a large crowd at the Sydney Football Stadium at 5pm on Sunday evening.

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