Abraham Majok speaks about his performances in the Foxtel Y-League, what it has been like working under head coach Arthur Diles and the support he’s received from his teammates.
With the Wanderers playing in their very first Foxtel Y-League Grand Final against Melbourne City today, striker Abraham Majok believes that the way in which the players support each other on the field will be the difference between themselves and City.
“I think the some of the boys are very nervous because it will be their first time,” said Majok.
“I think that we will get the job done if we work hard and support each other on and off the pitch.”
Majok has had an exceptional season in the Foxtel Y-League team, scoring nine goals in just six games, and humbly believes it has all come down to the work of other ten players on the pitch.
“I think it has come down to hard work and the boys supporting me,” said Majok.
“The boys being able to help me out while I’m on the pitch as well as getting myself into good positions.”
The Wanderers Foxtel Y-League team have been under the charge of Arthur Diles this season, who joined the Wanderers Academy back in 2015.
Diles was last season’s head coach of the Wanderers Grand Final winning U20s side as well as the assistant coach of the Red & Black’s Foxtel National Youth League side last season.
Majok says that Diles has been the perfect balance between coach and friend, knowing exactly what to do and say at all times.
“(Diles) has been very good. He’s very strict but chill at the same time,” said Majok.
“Once we are on the pitch, he knows what the boys need to do, how they are meant to prepare for games and each session.
“Off the pitch, he’s really nice to us boys. He supports us and talks to us. It’s really good working with him.”
Melbourne City and the Wanderers have both dominated Young Socceroo selections in recent times with a number of players having to go head-to-head with some of the friends they have made at national team camp.
With friends in enemy territory this afternoon, Majok says the feeling will be mutual and there won’t be any friendships until the final whistle is blown.
“I’m expecting that they will be up for the game,” said Majok.
“I know that they won it last year and they’ve been in the Grand Final three times so it’s going to be a tough game.
“I don’t think there will be any friends on the pitch until it’s over.”