City custodian Eugene Galekovic says his side is itching to get back out on the pitch and get back to winning ways on Sunday as they take on Western Sydney at AAMI Park.
His side tasted its first defeat for the season last Friday night against Sydney and will look to atone for last week’s result against the red and black side of the Harbour City.
Galekovic says City’s early season form has showed good signs so far but it will mean nothing on Sunday if they don’t continue it.
“I think we’ve been good in large patches, we don’t give teams too many chances and it’s been a massive benefit,” Galekovic said.
“We want to progress that in being a good team and scoring goals, which we are. I think we'll only get better, a lot of the boys are good players that can come in and do a job so I think there is a long way to go.”
The Wanderers will be out to impress their new coach Josep Gombau who Galekovic had close ties with while in Adelaide and the keeper believes there won’t be monumental change to their style just yet.
“I think in terms of the way they play, things won't change too much,” he said.
“In terms of personnel, he might change a few people around and bring players in but we'll just play our own game and do our own job.
“Their number 9 is scoring, their defence is good, the midfield keeps the ball as well so we have to be on our game to get the win and that’s what this week is there for. Whatever they throw at us we're ready.”
City take on Western Sydney on Sunday in another massive double header! Men’s kick-off 7pm, women’s kick-off against Newcastle, 4.30pm. Click here to get your tickets for the matches.