It’s not just City’s perfect record that’s on the line on Friday night.
City flyer Bruce Kamau believes a win on Friday night will be a statement of intent from his side as they look to establish themselves as contenders against the league’s best.
After being named as October’s Young Player of the Year nominee, Kamau shifted the focus from his on-field form to his side’s impressive start to the season.
With the top of the table clash on the menu this week, the winger is confident his side can produce the goods.
”We need to continue to do what we are doing and we should be able to come away with the result,” Kamau said.
“We have qualities and strengths and that’s more so the focus than looking too much into how to stop [Sydney].
“It’s still only five games into the season after Friday so even coming away with the win, there is still time for us to continue and do well throughout the season.
“A win is something that’s a massive positive not only for ourselves but for announcing that we're really going for the title. A win on Friday is going to make that statement.”
Despite his desire to look at the squad as a whole, it was hard not to look at Kamau’s form in the early season and the winger believes Head Coach Warren Joyce has had a lot to do with his exploits.
”In the past, it’s been clear how we were going to go about playing football but I think in the previous teams, there was a bit more freedom,” he said.
“With this team, you do have that freedom but [Joyce] is also very vocal from the sideline and before the games, you know what your job is, whether he wants you to get at players or to track the ball and try and get in behind.
“You know coming into the game what he's looking for a bit more.”
Kamau though is looking to ride the wave of confidence the coach and goals has brought to his game in 2017/18 and hopes his impressive form continues.
“I think once you start scoring, you realise that it’s something you’re capable of and it gives you that confidence to get on it more and to find yourself in those positions and back yourself to put the ball in the back of the net.”
“I think this season is an important season for myself. I’m looking to play my best football and I think having a good start to the season is something that will build confidence and help me to continue playing well.”
City and Kamau take on Sydney this Friday night at AAMI Park, kick-off 7.50pm. Head to the ground early to see our women’s team take on Victory in the Melbourne Derby, kick-off 5.20pm. Click here to get your tickets!