Perth Glory captain Rostyn Griffiths says the team is at a crossroads and must lift its game to ensure it stays on the course it set out at the beginning of the season.
Perth sits in the middle of the Hyundai A-league table and Griffiths is focused on ensuring the boys respond swiftly following Saturdays 2-1 defeat to the Newcastle Jets.
The result was the first time Glory lost to Newcastle in eleven years and the captain said it was a wake-up call which will hopefully re-ignite Perth’s campaign.
“We don’t want to rollover, we’ve got too much strength and too much character in the dressing room to let that happen,”
“It’s all over the park we’ve got to pick it up a bit.”
Perth has assembled a rich squad blessed with local and international talent, and Griffiths didn’t shy away that Glory was yet to reach its full potential and needed to improve.
“I think just really having a strong look in the mirror at where we’re at,”
“Really just looking at how serious do we want to take this season because we can’t just get by with having good players on paper,”
“We’ve got some quality players and it’s probably not eventuated on the pitch.”
Glory host Syndey FC this Saturday and Griffiths is looking forward to facing a side which is undefeated and has only dropped six points all season.
“The ambitions are still there and the positives are still there,”
“It’s home, we’ve got to make a statement and what better way to do it then (against) the top of the table and get a result.”
The match kicks-off at 7pm.
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