Alex Brosque admits Big Blue finals loss ‘still hurts’
Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque says his side’s early exit from the A-League finals last season against Melbourne Victory “still hurts”.
It comes ahead of the first installment of the Big Blue this season which will be played on Sunday afternoon.
While it’s also the first time the two sides have met since that 3-2 loss where former Sydney star Terry Antonis buried the winner late in extra time only moments after conceding an own goal late in regulation time.
The clash will be at Kogarah’s Jubilee Oval as the Sky Blues’ traditional home – formerly Allianz Stadium undergoes a massive redevelopment – meaning their home games will be dispersed across multiple venues this season.
Brosque says they need to get off to a good start against the Victory.
“That obviously still hurts,” Brosque told Macquarie Sports Radio Afternoons.
“There’s nothing that will get back that feeling and conversely as well you look at all of last season and the year before we beat them in the grand final.
“So I think you take each year as its own and for us this is the first game we’re playing against them so we want to get the season off on the right way against them (and) put a bit of doubt into their head when we play them in the future.
“In front of a sold out ground at Jubilee, we just really want to put on a good show for the fans, get the points and keep going.”
Sydney are currently undefeated in second position on the A-League table, while the Victory are fourth.
The heavyweight match will kick-off on Sunday at 5PM AEDT.
Listen to the full interview below: