Melbourne City defender Richard Windbichler believes hub life has helped the City squad as they prepare to fight for a club-first Hyundai A-League Championship on Sunday night.
City progressed into the 2019/20 Grand Final after a 2-0 win over Western United on Wednesday night, with the club set to make their maiden debut in the Hyundai A-league Grand Final.
Windbichler has great confidence that this team can take it all the way, stating the squad has united in trying circumstances with one goal in mind.
“We want to achieve something big and what better chance to do that than on Sunday?” Windbichler said on FOX Sports after City’s historic Semi-Final victory.
“Just a couple of days ago I was thinking to myself, ‘I’m really surprised with the team’.
“Absolutely nobody is complaining about circumstances, about missing home, missing family and I think this is an important point.
“Everybody is here because they want to be, and we have a mission to accomplish.
The Austrian centre-half says aggression was the key to City’s Semi-Final win.
“I think we showed [aggression], especially against Western United. They play physical and very tough,” Windbichler said.
“We played Western [United] multiple times this year, we knew exactly that they have some key skills, or some certain patterns that can be a key for their success.
“We were perfectly prepared, we kept them out of our box and gave them maybe two or three shots from distance, but for that we have [Tom] Glover.”
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