Sydney aren’t playing like champions just yet

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Sydney FC is yet to deliver the results this season that were so common in their victorious back-to-back premiership and championship seasons of 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The most successful team in Australian football currently sit in eighth place, with only three wins from their opening nine games of the 2020/21 A-League campaign.

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Uncharacteristic errors like the one from goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne against the Brisbane Roar on Friday night was a sign the side were not as sharp as previous campaigns.

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Sky Blues coach Steve Corica remained confident in his team, despite their position on the ladder. He remains positive they can achieve the first three-peat in A-League history.

“For me we are playing really well, we are creating chances which is a good sign. I’d be more concerned if we weren’t creating chances,” he said.

While creating chances has not been a problem for Corica’s sice, finding the back of the net has proved more difficult this season.

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“A couple of the strikers aren’t taking their chances at the moment and sometimes that’s the way it goes,” Corica said.

“We have good strikers that can do the job but at the moment it’s not working out for us.”

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Kosta Barbarouses is one of those attacking threats for the Sky Blues who has not been able to get firing in the campaign yet.

“He could really be on about six or seven goals at the moment,” Corica said.

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“We are going through a bad patch as a team and he is going through a bad patch as a striker.”

While the Sky Blues have struggled to score goals this season, it was a positive Bobô got on the scoresheet for the first time since returning to the club.

Corica made the change at halftime to bring on Bobô, who has struggled in recent weeks to find the back of the net but had no such troubles against the Roar.

“I’m really pleased for him, he’s been working hard to get fit again and he still hasn’t played a lot of games in the last four months so he’s getting better and better,” Corica said.

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If the Brazilian is able to recapture the form which gave him an A-League goalscoring record in the 2017/18 season then Sydney might be able to get back to their best.

Sydney’s next game will be at home to Western United as they look to get their first win in four games and reignite their season.

Feature Image Credit: Bradley Kanaris / Brisbane Roar

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Angus Brien
Angus Brien
Covering Brisbane Roar A-League and W-League matches during the 2020/2021 season. Currently studying Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. Big sports fan and lover of football.

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