Melbourne City FC goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen saved his side a point against Sydney FC and the Great Dane said there’s more in store this season.
The shot-stopper’s move to City in the off-season paid dividends in the season opener, denying Geroge Blackwood in the final minutes of the match, but with years of experience under his belt, Sorensen admitted that he did feel nerves before his first competitive match in almost 18 months.
“You’ve got to have a little bit (of nerves) in you because it means you will perform to your best,” Sorensen said.
“I think as a player I’m past being nervous but you’ve got to have that fire inside you and be a little bit tense because it's important and it raises your standard level a bit.”
Sorensen made his A-League debut alongside three other City players and said he thought the standard was impressive.
“I thought the atmosphere was good, the standard was good.” Sorensen said.
“There’s things we can improve on as a team, we put a few youngsters in there so overall I thought it was a great learning experience for everyone and for me, I’m delighted to be here and be a part of it.”
With the ‘keeper set to appear in his first Melbourne Derby on Saturday night, Sorensen is relishing the opportunity to be the hero once again.
“I’ve played in them before (re: derbies) and they are great occasions,” Sorensen said.
“It’s obviously three points but there is an incentive and it’s great for fans and everyone who’s coming to the game. It’s always something as a player you look forward to so I’m looking forward to this one as well.
“I think the north-east derby (between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion) is quite intense and the buildup and everything else but it’s the same here. It means alot to everyone at the Club, to the fans and for us as well. It’s bragging rights, it's very important.
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