Kennedy confident his side can replicate Wellington performance

Socceroos and Melbourne City FC striker Josh Kennedy says if his side show the same ticker from Sunday's Elimination Final win over Wellington Phoenix, they could well be travelling to Sydney or Adelaide for a Hyundai A-League Grand-Final next week.

Speaking to the media ahead of Friday’s big clash, Kennedy felt his side won’t feel the effects of the short turn around.

“I think most of the boys are pretty good. We came back and did recovery yesterday and had no injuries so the boys are looking good,” Kennedy said.

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“The week previous to the Wellington game was pretty poor and the boys knew that, but that week prior to the game in New Zealand, there was a big change in training and attitude and I think it came down to knowing what it was going to take to get a win and we implemented that.”

Kennedy knows what it takes to get to the knock-out stages of competitions with his time at Nagoya Grampus and the striker felt the sluggish end to the regular season was enough to get his side fired up for the finals.

“It was a great achievement making the finals on our own merit but I think we let ourselves down in the weeks prior against Perth and Adelaide,” Kennedy said.

“We knew that’s not us so i think those games gave us a slap in the face to wake up,

“The game in New Zealand is not going to mean much if we don't perform in the game against Victory so if we can go out and give the same spirited performance and show the same courage, then we can be proud regardless of the result.”

Melbourne City FC face Melbourne Victory in what is sure to be an Hyundai A-League classic on Friday 8 May. Tickets are still available. Secure your place now!