Jakobsen: Friday is going to be exciting


City skipper Michael Jakobsen can’t wait to hit the field on Friday night ahead of the top of the table clash with Sydney FC at AAMI Park.

The defender-turn-midfielder says his side’s strong fundamentals and deep bond have translated into results so far and the clash against the reigning Champions will continue to test how far his side have come this season.

“It’s a good start, we know we can still improve a lot in our game,” Jakobsen said.

“We’ve got the wins so far this season and we need to keep on going and working hard in every game and I think now, the most difficult match is coming up against Sydney so we need to be very sharp to get all three points. It’s going to be exciting.”

The Dane’s new role in the centre of the park has been a revelation for him and his side in the opening rounds of the season and Jakobsen has enjoyed the freedom of playing in the middle of the ground, saying it’s something he could get used to.

“I like it, you get more involved in the offensive part and I want to be up in the other half as well,” he said.

“It’s fun, I can blow off some steam and run a lot so I really enjoy it to be honest. I like challenges, this is a new challenge and something I have not been used to.

“When I was 12 or 13 I was playing there but not at senior level so it’s quite new but I’ll just go out there and do my best.”

With Friday’s Double Header seeing the City’s women’s side join the men at AAMI Park for the contest, the captain – and father of two daughters – has urged the City faithful to support both teams in an important day for the Club.

“It’s very important [to support the sides],” he said.

“The more people you can get in the ground, the more fun it is for us to run around and the harder it will be for the opponents. The fans need to come and support both teams and have a big day at the stadium and hopefully get 3 points for each team.

“[My daughters] love when they can go see a double header where they can see the girls.

“I think it’s more fun for them because they can see something that they can relate to. They really enjoy it to come to the stadium and be a part of everything.

City take on Sydney this Friday night at AAMI Park, kick-off 7.50pm. The Club’s women’s team play in the Melbourne Derby at 5.20pm. Both tickets admit you entry to both matches. Get your tickets or sign up for our double header membership today!

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