Popovic: The whole year has been for this moment
With the final hurdle to come, Perth Glory head coach Tony Popovic believes his side have ’embraced every challenge’ on their way to Sunday's Grand Final against Sydney FC (kick-off 4.30pm local time, 6.30pm AEST).
This was more than evident in Friday night’s Semi Final against Adelaide United, where the Glory showed resolve to win in a nail-biting penalty shootout, after twice surrendering the lead.
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In a season that has seen Popovic’s men pass every test that has come their way, you can see why the AFC Champions League-winning coach believes his players are primed and ready for battle.
“They’ve been confident all year and they’ve produced all year,” Popovic said.
“They’ve embraced every challenge that’s been put in front of them, and they’ll embrace this one.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing them play, I know they’ll produce a fantastic game of football and ultimately we want to win.
“The preparation’s really been done throughout the whole year, working towards this moment.
“We’re at home, we’ll have a fantastic crowd. So it’s a great reward for us and for our hard work this year to get to this stage.
“We’re excited by the challenge.”