Vidosic dreaming of return to Hyundai A-League Grand Final

Dario Vidosic wants the Hyundai A-League Grand Final feeling again.

The former Caltex Socceroos attacker was part of the Western Sydney Wanderers side that lost 3-1 to Adelaide United in the 2015/16 showpiece.

And now he’s potentially 90 minutes away from returning in the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Grand Final with Melbourne City.


“It’s the best week,” Vidosic told media as City continued their preparations for Friday night’s mouth-watering Hyundai A-League semi-final against the Jets in Newcastle.

“The whole of Australian football, all eyes are on two teams and the buildup.

“All the hard work you’ve put in throughout the season and you get that chance to lift a trophy which is what everyone strives for at the start of the season.

“But we know we’ve got a big challenge in front of us on Friday night.

“If we can get past that, it’ll be a great achievement from the boys, then we’ll reset and see who our opponent is,” he said.

Vidosic is one of seven Melbourne City players who have previously experienced a Hyundai A-League Grand Final, with Scott Jamieson, Oliver Bozanic, Luke Brattan, Stefan Mauk, Eugene Galekovic and Nick Fitzgerald the others.

And he has a pretty simple plan for the week.

“Just to enjoy it,” said Vidosic.

“We’re just focused on Friday night.

“We know they’re a good team – they put eight past Central Coast before they had last weekend off.

“We’re going to their place; we know it’s going to be tough with a tough crowd against us.

“It’s up to us – our attitude and intensity this week – and that’s going to start us off from the first whistle.

“These are the games that we love and as a footballer you dream of.

“There six other teams that would love to be in our position and get the chance to try to play for a Grand Final,” he added.