Wanderers head coach Carl Robinson on building on our Round 1 performance and ensuring we get the most out of Sunday’s clash against the Jets.
The Red & Black opened the season in a very tense Sydney Derby battle that saw them share the points with their cross-town rivals last Saturday night.
“It was a very intense match and I said after the game that both teams were very progressive with the way they wanted to play, very organized, very structured and it was a tense game,” explained Robinson.
“So it led to fewer chances than what we would have hoped for so it was still an exciting game.
“Everyone was on the edge of their seats, unfortunately, there wasn’t a winner and we will have to save that for another day.”
The Wanderers have had a week turnaround to prepare for their next opponent, Newcastle Jets, and are back at home for the second week running with plenty of positives to take from their opening round fixture.
“Just the same again, a little bit of continuity, continue doing what you’ve done for the majority of the pre-season,” said Robinson.
“People like to write stories about players playing for other teams but I think if you go through the whole A-League, at some stage players are going to play against opposition teams.
“It happens every week up and down the country, it’s another game for us.
“It’s an important game, we want our amazing supporters to come back and support us, we need to put on a performance like what we did on the weekend and a little bit more.
“We just need to be a bit more ruthless in the final third.”
Like the Wanderers this season, the Jets will also have some new and familiar faces in their squad with Robinson predicting another tough battle at hand for the Red & Black on Sunday night.
“I believe it will be a very tough game,” said Robinson.
“I think both teams are very new, we’re new and they’re new.
“So trying to get a gauge on them is very different. They’ve brought in a certain profile of player which is exciting for Newcastle, as well like we have, we have brought in a profile of player here.
“So it should be a very interesting game and it’ll come down to the moments in the game and who performs on the day.
“We’ve got to make sure that we control what we can control which is how we perform, how we turn up, and our mentality.
“Then go out and play.”
Wanderers v Jets
Sunday 28 November 2021
CommBank Stadium, 6:15pm
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