“We are ready.”
That’s the simple message from defender Daniel Georgievski as the top-of-the-table Wanderers set up a massive Sydney Derby confrontation next week after a 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.
Georgievski was but one of a number of outstanding performers as Western Sydney claimed their first win over the Victorians in 12 games to maintain their unbeaten start to the Hyundai A-League season.
“We are coming (for you) … actually, you are coming to us (at Bankwest Stadium), but we are coming (for you) too!” A typically upbeat Georgievski said.
“It is going to be amazing heading into the Sydney Derby next week. It clicked for us against Victory. We have been talking about it and it happened. There are only positive signs ahead.”
WANDERERS ARE BUZZING
Midfielder Keanu Baccus, whose stunning first time effort from outside the box gave the Wanderers the lead early in the first half, said the win against the Victory will provide “massive momentum”.
“We are up for it already,” said Baccus.
Of his goal, the hugely talented Olyroo said he was delighted to get off the mark early with his goalscoring.
“I got a couple late last season and to get off the mark so early is good,” said Baccus.
“I hope there are more goals and more wins to come.”
Baccus said the team is “buzzing” having won their opening two games.
“This is a massive win because last year we let a few close games slip. This one feels so good, especially now we have six from six points.”
MEIER: “MORE IMPORTANT FOR TEAM TO WIN, THAN ME SCORING”
German marquee Alex Meier also found himself on the scoresheet – his debut goal for the Wanderers will be one to savour for a long time.
Meier took advantage of a defensive mix up to put the ball into the back of the net with a first time effort from well outside the box.
Rather than dwelling on his goal, the skyscraper striker was more happy that the Wanderers had won.
“For me, it is never important to score … it is more important the team wins and plays good as a team, and we did that today,” said Meier.
“Of course, I am happy when I score and we win, if I do not score and we win, it is the same … I am happy.”