Wanderers captain Rhys Williams on Saturday night’s Sydney Derby result and the season ahead.
Williams played an immense role in the Wanderers defence on Saturday night, leading the club to a clean sheet in front of a raucous 23,000 crowd at CommBank Stadium.
“Unbelievable, look at the fans. Look at this place, unbelievable. We’ve been looking forward to this day for four months now,” said Williams.
“It was a cagey first game of the season. No one wants to lose the Derby as well as it doesn’t really set you up well.
“But we take a point, a clean sheet and we move on.”
Wanderers new signing Jack Rodwell also featured in the match, coming on as a substitute late into the second half and was quick to make an impact almost getting on the score sheet.
“It’s unbelievable to have him (Jack Rodwell) around the club, he’s experienced,” said Williams.
“He’s a top fella as well and everyone can learn from him, you know me included, we can all learn from each other.
“We’ve built a great squad here with real togetherness.
“If we can get this place (CommBank Stadium) rocking all season, who knows where we can finish.
“We’ve set our standards higher and we aim to hit their standards.”
The Red & Black will now turn their attention to Sunday night’s clash against Newcastle Jets, using their experiences from the Derby to keep building
“It was the first game of the season, so adrenaline was running,” said Williams.
“I had a cramp after 60 (minutes) actually, so that’s not normal for me so I have to get over that but I really loved that experience.
“I love the fans, I love this club and the sky’s the limit.”
Next match: Wanderers v Jets
Sunday 28 November 2021
CommBank Stadium, 6:15pm
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