Sydney FC bounce back as Corica braces for hectic schedule

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Sydney FC’s head coach Steve Corica was happy with his sides 2-1 defeat of Adelaide United after a string of rough scheduling for his side.

The Sky Blues travelled to Perth to play the Glory only last Wednesday, and were thrashed 3-1 by the end of the first half. The Perth outfit terrorised Corica’s men, exposing their defence with quick counter attacks which ended Sydney’s four game winning streak.

“I was disappointed with the performance in Perth, especially the first half and the goals we conceded, and I wanted to see what our boys could respond with today.

“I thought we did really well, the most important thing for me is picking up the three points.”

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After Wednesday night Corica was eager for his side to net the three points to keep top of the table Glory within their sights. With Glory’s late comeback over the Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC have managed to keep the ladder gap at six points.

“The disappointing thing about last week is we could have went top. Tonight was a much better performance defensively – we conceded three goals last week against Perth, we weren’t very pleased with that so tonight was much better.

“At 2-0 we were looking good, Brosque had a chance at the end, Siem had the goal disallowed… we could have been more comfortable.

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After being criticised for slow starts, today the Sky Blues seemed to change the trend, with Siem de Jong scoring from a free kick only 13 minutes into the first half. Sydney FC enjoyed most of the possession and attacking chances in the first half despite their recent busy schedule.

“I had to rest Brosque, six games in a month is a lot for him and for everyone really… we had to freshen up the squad a little bit tonight.

“We have some very important games coming up towards the end of the month… it’s a busy period and we need to pick up points.”

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Lani Johnson
Bachelor of journalism student from the University of Sydney covering Sydney FC. Passionate about writing and football.

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