As his side prepares for the Westfield FFA Cup Semi Final, Melbourne City FC Captain Patrick Kisnorbo said the chance to pick up the club’s first piece of senior silverware is greatly important.
Kisnorbo and the side travel to Perth on Tuesday afternoon for Wednesday’s clash and the prospect of qualifying for a cup final in Melbourne is his side’s main priority.
It’s a chance to pick up some silverware and it’s great for us to be in the Semi Final,” Kisnorbo said.
“Last year’s (cup exit) was a bit of a disappointment but we’re up against a good team in Perth over there and I’m sure it’ll be a big game, but it’s obviously one of the biggest (games) for the Club.
“It’s a big deal, I think if we did get into the final it’ll be a great achievement.”
City face a Perth Glory side that has gone 0-2 this season, playing in tough conditions on Sunday, but the captain said the cup environment brings up a different proposition.
“(In this league) one win and with momentum, anything can happen but we are going over there just concentrating on us,” Kisnorbo said.
“At the end of the day, you both have to play. I don’t read too much into that. We travel and they played Sunday. At the end of the day it’s a chance to get into a cup final.
“We still have to go there and beat Perth but the scenario and possibilities about an all Melbourne final is good for football and good for Melbourne.”
The former Socceroo is no stranger to cup football, having defeated Manchester United with Leeds United in the FA Cup and Kisnorbo felt this FFA Cup run could create another great footballing memory for him and his team mates.
Melbourne City are back at AAMI Park this weekend for their first home match of the season as they take on Central Coast Mariners this Sunday, kick-off 5pm.