Lowe: “We’re going into the Lion’s Den but nothing fazes us”


Perth Glory will head into Saturday’s Westfield FFA Cup final full of confidence as they tackle Hyundai A-League champions Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

It’s the second consecutive year the Western Australians have qualified for the final of the knock-out competition and Coach Kenny Lowe said his troops have nothing to fear.

“We’re looking forward to it really looking forward to it. It’d be nice to bring back the Cup, everyone is really fired up and looking forward to the occasion” he said.  

“We went into he lion’s den last year and we’re going into the lion’s den again this year but nothing fazes us. Two good sides are in the final and the best side will win on the day.”

Lowe acknowledged winning the Cup, especially after last year’s loss to Adelaide, would be an important and tremendous achievement for the club.

“It’s massive, it’s massive. Any cup is massive. To win silverware is a fantastic achievement and making successive finals is a massive achievement.”

Last year Lowe and former captain Michael Thwaite touched the cup at a media event in the city. This year the coach and new captain Richard Garcia opted to keep their hands to themselves.

“It doesn’t matter to me – I’m not bothered. I’m not a believer in things like that, but maybe some people are. But at the end of the day if we touch it after 90 minutes or 120, that’ll do me,” Lowe said.

For Garcia winning the Cup would be like a dream come true.

“Especially being a Perth boy and playing for Perth Glory would be fantastic to bring some silverware back to my home town.”

Glory has not won any silverware in 11 years and Garcia felt the time was now right.

“Unbelievable. It would be a great feeling” he said.

“All the boys are pumped for it so we’re looking forward to it. There’s been a focus on it but it’s more about what we can do on the park. It’s been a positive mood and boys are feeling confident going into the game.”

The match kicks-off at AAMI Park at 4.30pm (WST).

The match will be broadcast on Fox Sports 505 and ABC Grandstand.