“We Must Do Whatever It Takes” - Bosschaart

Sydney FC defender Pascal Bosschaart has called on his Sky Blues team mates to do “whatever it takes” to claim three points when they take on Hyundai A-League competition leaders Central Coast at Bluetongue Stadium.

Sydney FC defender Pascal Bosschaart has called on his Sky Blues team mates to do “whatever it takes” to claim three points when they take on Hyundai A-League competition leaders Central Coast at Bluetongue Stadium.

The Sky Blues slipped one point outside the top six following a frustrating 1-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix last Saturday where they failed to take advantage of a dominant display.

The Dutch Defender, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Tuesday, believes points must now take precedence over performance.

“It doesn-t matter how we play. The only thing that matters is the competition points because we need the points if we are going to make the finals,” Bosschaart said.

“At the end of the season everyone looks at the competition points and the competition table. They don-t remember which games we played well and which games we played bad. Sure we need to entertain our fans but the time has arrived for us to worry about points, especially away from home.

“We must do whatever it takes to get the three points against the Mariners. Last week we played good and we would like to do that again but at this stage I-d rather us play bad and win.”

Sydney FC has been boosted by the return of Karol Kisel (groin injury), Dimi Petratos (Olyroo duty) and Sebastian Ryall (hamstring injury) while Brett Emerton and Nick Carle both came through Wednesday night-s Socceroos victory unscathed.

It leaves Coach Vitezslav Lavicka with a plethora of options for the trip to Gosford.

“We do have many options, which is good,” Lavicka said. “We have Karol (Kisel) and Seba (Ryall) back from injury and Dimi (Petratos) is back from the Olyroos. Also, Emmo (Emerton) and Nicky (Carle) are okay after the Socceroos match so we have everyone except Mark Bridge available. It is a good situation for me because this is a huge game for us.”

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