Jakobsen: The work does not stop


City captain Michael Jakobsen has made it clear that his side will not let Friday’s loss to Sydney get the down as they look to bounce back against Western Sydney.

The 1-0 loss to the Sydneysiders was City’s first loss of the season, as their perfect record was scratched out by the reigning Champions.

With an ‘L’ next to their names for the first time this season, Jakobsen said preparation for this week would be the same as the weeks past as they look to maintain their position at near the summit of the ladder.

“We are down to earth all the time, we’re not getting carried away because of four victories,” Jakobsen said.

“We’ve been happy with the wins but we know that we can perform better and we said that yesterday.

“The defensive part looks strong but there are still things to work on and we didn’t look terrible at all. It’s one game at a time and we’ll get the results like that.

With the side’s defence game improving from last year, Jakobsen believes his side still need time to get the chemistry Sydney showed on Friday night as says City, as a group, will only get better with time.

“We still need to get used to each other,” he said.

“We’ve got a lot of good players in and we need to get used to how things work. It’s not going to go from 1-100, it takes time. We need time to get that sorted and we’ll continue that.”

Jakobsen will now prepare for Sunday’s clash with Western Sydney and feels the Wanderers will be another test in itself.

”I think there are a lot of good teams in the league this year and both Sydney teams are up there as well,” he said.

“It’s going to be hard work against them and all the other teams as well so every game is going to be hard and differed with each opponent.

City face the Wanderers on Sunday at AAMI Park, kick-off 7pm while our W-League side face Newcastle, kick-off 4.30pm.