Melbourne Heart FC defender Robbie Wielaert says he won’t fear reigning Hyundai A-League champions Western Sydney Wanderers at their home ground, Pirtek Stadium, this Saturday night.
Melbourne Heart FC defender Robbie Wielaert says he won’t fear reigning Hyundai A-League champions Western Sydney Wanderers at their home ground, Pirtek Stadium, on Saturday night.
The Wanderers remain unbeaten at home this year from three home games but Wielaert believes his team has what it takes to earn the Red and White-s first three points of the season in Parramatta.
“I think we can win [against] every opponent in this league, but we still have to improve a lot and that-s the most positive thing about this season so far,” Wielaert said at training on Thursday.
“I think we can get a result in this away game”
The Dutch defender believes Heart are more than capable of scoring, demonstrated in the side’s 3-3 draw against Adelaide, but will have to focus on defensive structure against a team known for scoring on the counter attack.
“For us it-s important that we don-t get [caught on the] counter in an away game because they are waiting for the counter and we have to make sure our defence is ok,” Wielaert said.
“That-s the main thing because with our strikers we are going to score almost every game I think.
“Every game we have created at least six big chances and they will go in eventually.
Click play on the video below to watch the full press conference
Wielaert admitted that it would be a challenge to beat the Wanderers, considering the strength of Tony Popovic’s squad.
“I think they have a very good team and they don-t rely on one player,” Wielaert said.
“We are going to have a little party if we win three points away, we have to get confidence in ourselves because we have a very good team if we play together.
“Before a game ill never take a draw because I think we can win [against] every opponent.”
Hyundai A-League Round 9
Saturday, 7 December 2013
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne Heart FC
Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta