Thompson Hails Unpredictable Sky Blues

Sydney FC midfielder Matt Thompson has attributed the Sky Blues record breaking winning streak to the depth of the squad and the unpredictability it creates for opponents.

Sydney FC midfielder Matt Thompson has attributed the Sky Blues record breaking winning streak to the depth of the squad and the unpredictability it creates for opponents.

Thompson returned to the Sky Blues starting line up on Saturday as one of two changes that Head Coach Frank Farina made to his side, and he can see nothing but the benefits of having 23 good players to choose from each week.

“We-ve got a strong 23 players in our squad,” Thompson said.

“Anyone can do a job and we showed that on Saturday.

“There-s obviously 16 getting picked every week but every Monday and Tuesday, irrelevant of what the result was, everyone is out there fighting for their spot and Frank has shown he-s not afraid to make changes,” he continued.

“The fact that we-ve used so many players it-s hard for teams to prepare for how we are going to play or how we are going to set up, so that can obviously be an advantage to us.”

The Sky Blues have faced some formidable strike forces already this season and contained the Hyundai A-League leading goal scorer Adam Taggart comfortably on Saturday.

Thompson has hailed the improved defensive displays the squad are currently producing.

“I think defensively in the last month or so we have really stepped it up and performed,” Thompson said.

“That-s not just the back four but that-s the 11 players out there, we are defending from the front.

“Defence wins the game but it-s important for us that we continue to do that so we make ourselves hard to beat.

“The big word is consistency and the teams that do that in the A-league find themselves in the top two or three at the end of the season and that-s definitely the plan.”

Sydney FC's Summer Pack is available now. This pack includes 3 exciting matches against Central Coast Mariners on January 18, Adelaide United on February 8 and Perth Glory on February 15.

This is the perfect deal for a football fanatic!

Purchase your 2013/14 Sydney FC Membership @ sydneyfc.com/membership - or call (02) 8314 5100.