Consistency is the key for Sydney FC moving forward

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Steve Corica is aiming for consistency all round as Sydney FC prepares for their only home game of January.

We are now 10 rounds into the A-League Men’s 2022/23 season, and it’s safe to say that it has been quite a bumpy road for the Sky Blues thus far.

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With only four wins under their belt, they are currently sitting at what could be seen as quite an unstable sixth place on the ladder. There is no room for error, and it’s a position that head coach, Steve Corica, fears could easily slip out of reach with one tiny mistake.

“The table is really tight,” Corica said.

“One win brought us up to fifth, and now we’re in sixth.”

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Sitting in the middle of the table as the mid-season is fast approaching is a place where truly anything can happen.

It’s a hard sport to hold onto, which is why Corica believes that these upcoming matches are more important than ever if Sydney want to secure a comfortable top spot moving into the second half of the season.

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Corica’s main focus to ensure stability moving forward is to build consistency throughout, not only in terms of quality of play, and success in matches, but also in terms of the squad.

“We’re getting closer to a full squad with a couple of players coming back in,” he said.

“If we can get consistency within the squad, it’s a huge help.”

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The Sky Blues have been faced with multiple injuries in the first 10 rounds, meaning that the squad has had to be shuffled around a number of times, causing a lack of dependence and overall uncertainty in players and how well they can perform as a team.

Corica’s focus on consistency all begins with tightening up the squad first and foremost, creating a firm and familiar base that will support a more reliable game plan.

This weekend’s game against Wellington Phoenix will be the only round held at Allianz Stadium in January. Corica believes it’s important to secure a home win to kick off the momentum they need to find success in the following away matches.

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“Our home form hasn’t been the best and we definitely need to step that up,” Corica said.

It’s crunch time for Sydney FC if they want to hold their place in the top six moving forward.

Feature image credit: Ngau Kai Yan

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Neve McGavock
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Studying a Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong. Covering Sydney FC for the 2022/23 season.

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