Ryan Teague | U-NITE Preview

“We’re just focused on our game and our type of football and if we go to AAMI Park this weekend with the fans behind us and we play our way, we know we can win.”

Sitting second on the Isuzu UTE A-League table, our undefeated boys in blue are set for one of their biggest challenges yet as an in-form Sydney FC travel to AAMI Park for the annual U-NITE Multicultural Round.

Looking to break a run of draws, midfielder Ryan Teague says the team has analysed the results over the period and are primed for all three points on Friday.

“We’ve obviously reflected upon Wellington and the game before where we conceded 90th-minute equalisers,” he said.

“It’s a bit frustrating but we’ve put that past us now.

“We know we’ve got the quality to win games. It’s just in that last ten minutes, fixing our concentration and making sure we keep playing our same way.”

The Olyroo has enjoyed life under Tony Popovic, having started 11 of 13 matches available for Victory.

Looking ahead to Friday night’s match, Teague said he’s back to full fitness after picking up a niggle against the Mariners two weeks ago.

“The last two games I’ve had some niggles and stuff, but this week coming into training I’m feeling a lot better,” he explained.

“So hopefully I can help the team out more on the weekend.”

The Sky Blues have won four of their last five matches and have looked like a different side after a rollercoaster start under new coach Ufuk Talay.

With Sydney in red-hot form, Teague said they’re not going to be taken lightly.

“We always respect their team, we know they’ve got good players,” he said.

“But most of the time we just focus on our game and our type of football.

“If we go to AAMI Park this weekend with the fans behind us and we play our way, we know we can win.

“When we’re on the field, the fans give us that extra little bit of motivation to keep going.”

New signing Salim Khelifi is set to make his Victory debut against Sydney after Popovic named the Tunisian international in his extended squad, and Teague said he’s already bringing a new level of ‘competitiveness’ to the team.

“All the boys are very welcoming,” he said.

“He’s come in, has had a few sessions so far and has done well.

“He brings more competitiveness to the team so he can only help us.”