Melbourne City FC captain Patrick Kisnorbo says his side is not fazed by who they face in the first week of the finals, with the focus set squarely on getting back in the winner’s circle against Adelaide on Saturday.
After coming off a disappointing loss to Perth Glory the week before, Kisnorbo felt the match against the Glory acted as an important precursor in the lead up to the finals.
“We approached it like any other game, it was just one of those things that happened on the day,” Kisnorbo said.
“We tried to work on the things that went wrong because to be honest, it wasn't acceptable to our standards, but we’ll take what we got out of it into this week’s game against Adelaide.”
Melbourne City FC face the likely prospect of heading back to Coopers Stadium next week to face the Reds in an elimination final but the Club Captain felt that neglecting this week’s match with Adelaide would be a big mistake.
“At the end of the day, we know what we have to do to get to the final, you have to win every game so we’ll start doing that this week,” Kisnorbo said.
“We approach every game the same, wanting to win,and wanting to play well and hopefully we can do that.”
The centre-back’s form this season has seen him become one of the in-form defenders of the competition and juggling his personal performances with leading his side has been a task Kisnorbo has relished this year.
“The body is good, I love being here, I’m happy to be at the Club and hopefully we can get some success,” Kisnorbo said.
“As a captain, you try to do the best for your playing group and hopefully I'm fulfilling that role,
“We have 22 captains, its not just me, everyone leads in their own way and its great to have the player’s support.”
Melbourne City FC face Adelaide United this Saturday night at Coopers Stadium, kick-off 7:30pm.