Sydney FC midfielder Milos Dimitrijevic is looking forward to another away trip as the Sky Blues prepare to travel interstate for the first time this season when they face Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Saturday 21 November (kick off 7:30pm AEDT).
The Sky Blues have won their previous 10 regular season away games, and are undefeated in their last 17 regular season away matches (both league records) however Dimitrijevic had no answer for why Sydney FC are so formidable on the road.
“It’s strange, last year it was the same and everyone was asking about it [the record],” he said.
“We don’t know [why our away record is so good], maybe we have more space to play, but we are happy and we just have to keep going.
“I think it’s not so difficult [to travel]. You come one day before and have time to rest and prepare so this is not an excuse.
“Maybe it will be good for us to go away and be all together. We have a very good team and I believe in that and I think we will show this on Saturday.
“We played very good against them last year, but this is a new year so we have to be focussed and to play our best football to win there. It will be a tough game, we know this, and I think we’ll be ready.”
Dimitrijevic lamented the missed opportunities against the Melbourne Victory at the weekend however he said the Sky Blues had moved on from the Big Blue as he praised the depth that the squad possesses in midfield.
“You have to score when you have a few chances, this is the most important thing,” he said.
“If you play good or you create chances you have to score. I think in this game we didn’t score in our couple of chances and in the end this is the difference.
“We have to move forward as quick as possible especially when you lose a game. We are all focussed on the game on Saturday against Perth and we are good, we [have] trained good and we are focussing on Saturday.
“We have a very good group, all the players are very good and I think it will be the difference at the end of the season,” he continued.
“I think it’s very good for the team to have three good players in the midfield, there are also other good players in the midfield who also will play soon, the coach has a few options and this is only positive for us.
“We just have to play our football and it will be good for us.”
Sydney FC take on Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Saturday 21 November (kick off 7:30pm AEDT). Catch the game live on Fox Sports 4, listen live on ABC Grandstand or follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for match updates.
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