Kisnorbo: It’s the hard work on and off the field.


With three wins on the trot and confidence high amongst the group, City captain Patrick Kisnorbo says his side’s work on the field and behind the scenes is finally paying off.

City come into Monday’s clash against Wellington collecting maximum points from their past three matches. The Club’s last loss came late last month against this week’s opponents however Kisnorbo believes much has changed since the 2-1 loss to the Nix at Westpac Stadium.

“We are coming into a good period at the moment but that comes down to working hard on and off the training pitch,” Kisnorbo said.

“We’re taking it game by game and not getting too far ahead of ourselves because at the end of the day, there are three big games and we’re just doing what we’re doing and trying to do it at the best of our ability and that’s it.

“We’re just worrying about us and concentrating on what we have to do as a team week in week out and we’ll start again this Monday night against Wellington.”

City will miss Aaron Mooy and Alex Wilkinson for the clash with the Phoenix and the captain believes this will not affect the side, with competition hotting up in the squad.

“(Connor) has been back in training for a while now and he’s looking good,” he said.

“It’s a good opportunity for him now to come in because Alex (Wilkinson) is away with the national team so Connor is not a new player, he’s been here for a while now so he knows the way we play so it’s good to have Chappo back.”

“We’ve had a bad run of injuries so it’s not nice in a team when things like that happen but like you said, everyone is back fit, and everyone is pushing for first team positions. It keeps everyone on their toes because no one wants to give up their starting eleven position.

“I think that’s helped in a professional environment because people can’t relax and rest on their laurels. They have to go out there and prove to the coach why they should be in the team and I think that’s a great thing.

“Competition is a great thing for us and a great thing for what we want to achieve.”

City take on Wellington on Easter Monday at AAMI Park, kick-off 7:30pm. Secure your tickets for the match today!

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