Melbourne City W-League Head Coach Patrick Kisnorbo says his side need no extra motivation for Sunday’s crucial clash with Brisbane as a Finals position hangs in the balance.
City currently hold the last Finals place in fourth, one point ahead of Canberra United who have a game in hand over Kisnorbo’s side. With three points a must on Sunday, Kisnorob says they’ll be out to show why they are still one of the most feared sides in the league.
“Everyone knows what’s on the line so that is the biggest motivation,” Kisnorbo said.
“We’re going out there to win. Last week is in the past, we know there aren’t too many matches left in the season so we just have to focus on Sunday. We’re bringing in confidence and ability into the game because we know it will be a big one.”
One thing that will be on City’s side come Sunday is their impressive record at AAMI Park and Kisnorbo is confident his side can take it up to the league-leaders at home.
“Playing at AAMI Park is great and we’ve had some great results but we still have to do our job,” he said.
“Brisbane are a good team, they’re on top for the right reasons but again, we’re full of confidence and we’re going out there to win the game.
“Everyone that has come to AAMI park has found it difficult and it’s going to be the same because we know what’s at stake.”
Kisnorbo shared his thoughts on the match at City’s Young Leaders Training Program at CFA Melbourne and as a former A-League captain and now W-League Head Coach, he felt it was important to share his knowledge with the future leaders.
“It’s a great program that the Club run. We were fortunate enough to tell them a few stories and share a few experiences and it’s great to see the leaders learning their craft. I’m happy to come along an assist that,” he said.
“I was one of those young leaders when I was a kid so I love doing these things and giving back to the community because I was once in their shoes. I learned off certain people along the way and hopefully with a few words from myself, they can do the same.
“The Club is providing a service to these kids that will hopefully help them along their journey and Melbourne City has been fantastic in doing that so hopefully it continues.”
City take on Brisbane in a blockbuster clash on Sunday at AAMI Park, kick-off 4.30pm. Our A-League side also face Adelaide on Sunday at AAMI Park, kick-off 7pm. Click here to get your tickets for the double header today!