Joyce: Our approach doesn’t change


Melbourne City boss Warren Joyce says his side will not change the way they go about the result on Monday night as they face Western Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

The past two weeks has seen his side go down to league leaders Sydney FC and in-form Melbourne Victory despite promising performances in both matches.

Monday will see City face a different predicament with Western Sydney hitting a form slump and the Head Coach says his side will not change their approach to the match.

“Every game is the same. If you don’t win games, you still need to approach it exactly the same if you want to win,” Joyce said.

“Obviously you have to dust yourself down because there is disappointment and frustration with with points that we didn’t get from the games but they weren’t a lot of things that we did wrong.”

Despite a consistent approach, Joyce was looking for improvement from his side in the final third as they look to be more dominant.

“You still have to finish your chances,” he said.

“Goals change games and changes people perceptions and when you look back. To anybody who hasn’t seen that game, you’ve lost to Sydney and you’ve lost to Victory but if you watched the games objectively, I thought we were the better side at Sydney.”

“We’re not making any excuses we are just trying to look at the game objectively and build from there and get rid of individual errors from our game. We have to get better at finishing our chances.”

With Ross McCormack continuing his recovery process from his knee scare, Joyce was coy on how much the Scot would be involved in the match, saying his staff will keep monitoring his condition.

“We thought his season was over,” he said.

“To do a little bit of training and get through a half again last week was a big plus for us. There is still a little bit of ,anagement with the situation, he’s train Friday he trained Saturday morning so hopefully he’s ok this week but this situation still needs managing.”

City face Western Sydney on New Year’s Day at ANZ Stadium, kick-off 7.50pm.