Sydney FC head coach Steve Corica is just happy to have a full complement of players to choose from as his side prepares to face Melbourne Victory in Sunday’s Semi-Final.
The Sky Blues’ talented squad has been plagued with injuries this Hyundai A-League campaign with the likes of Siem De Jong, Alex Brosque and Daniel De Silva all missing chunks of the season.
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Speaking to media before Sunday’s Big Blue, Corica said he was relieved to finally have a selection headache of the positive variety.
“Everyone is good I’m very happy to say,” Corica revealed.
“You can see it’s a big game because the boys are buzzing and they’re all fit and raring to go.
“All the boys have done a great job for me as a unit. When players have been out they’ve stepped in and done a fantastic job…it does give you a bit of a headache but it’s a good headache to have I think. Most of the season we haven’t has that so I’m excited to have everyone fit.”
Corica was in the dugout this time last year as an assistant coach as Victory came from nowhere to stun the Sky Blues 3-2 with Terry Antonis scoring a famous goal.
While wanting to play positive football, Corica conceded the home side would have to be prepared for a real fight if they want to face Perth Glory in the decider.
“Most Big Blue games are exciting, they’re normally pretty tight, not too many goals in it so I expect it to be a very physical game,” he said.
“We’ve played three times this year they’ve all been good games and we’re looking forward to another challenge against them.
“Mental [side] comes into it especially when you go to extra-time but it’s going to be very physical, normally they are these games.
“Our boys are ready for it, we want to play good football but of course we want to win and that’s the main focus.”