Sydney FC Westfield W-League Head Coach Dan Barrett has declared the Sky Blues will do it their own way as they prepare to take on Melbourne City in the Westfield W-League 2016 Grand Final at AAMI Park on Sunday.
After watching a stubborn Brisbane Roar outfit push City all the way in the semi-final, Barrett said he’ll bring his own style to the showpiece event and not play off the back of the Roar’s defensive approach.
“Our beliefs and mentality on winning football matches is different. I believe what works for some groups of players does not necessarily work for others,” Barrett said.
“We will do it our way.
“Credit to the Roar, they made it extremely difficult for Melbourne and I think Brisbane will take heart from this.
“We on the other hand asked plenty of City in our last match of the round against them but at the end of the day everything that has been played before means little now.
“It will be a tactical battle for sure,” he continued.
“Both teams will push hard to get their hands on the trophy. I couldn't think of a better spectacle for a Grand Final with the style of football that both teams play and the talent that will be out there. It will be a tough battle.”
Barrett said it was always the plan to be there on the final day as he said nothing would mean more than delivering the club it’s third Westfield W-League crown.
“The plan was always to be there on the final day,” he said.
“We know the job is not done but we are here and are totally focused on bringing the championship back to Sydney.
“It means everything to me personally to bring success to this club, I love this club, it's like family to me,” he continued.
“I have friends for life that both work or play for the club as I have been here many years now and our supporters are the best in the country.
“I have never worked so hard in my life to bring the trophy back to Sydney FC.”
Sydney FC take on Melbourne City in the Westfield W-League 2016 Grand Final at AAMI Park on Sunday 31 January. Tickets are available now.