Melbourne Heart FC’s Gerald Sibon believes the Club is on the right track ahead of his return to action against the Newcastle Jets in Port Macquarie on Sunday.
Melbourne Heart FC-s Gerald Sibon believes the Club is on the right track ahead of his return to action against the Newcastle Jets in Port Macquarie on Sunday.
While initially recruited as a centre-forward, Sibon has thrived is his newfound creative role, providing the attacking pulse which drives the Heart in the final third of the park.
Sibon revealed he has enjoyed being deployed as part of a three man midfield, stating he is provided more freedom on the ball.
“I usually play with my back to goal. It’s a bit easier as a No.10 because I only have to deal with one opponent,” he said.
“The whole team is getting better. We’re getting fitter as well and that’s all got to do with playing better. I don’t have to run as much and it camouflages the fitness. I know we’re fit.
“The way we play uses a lot of energy when you do it wrong. When we play it the right way it’s a nice way to play and enjoyable.
“It’s about keeping the ball and exhausting the opponent. It’s going well and can conserve a bit of energy for the whole 90 minutes.”
After serving a two-match ban, Sibon is likely to make an immediate return to Heart-s starting line-up as the Club seeks to improve on its draw with Newcastle at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
Having settled into life in Melbourne, the former Ajax and PSV striker said he is enjoying his time at the Club.
“I like it and the weather is starting to get better, which is good. Football-wise it’s different from where I come from, but everyone really wants to play football and works hard and is dedicated. We work very hard to get a result and it’s good to see everybody is enjoying it,” he said.