With the Westfield FFA Cup final less than two weeks away, Melbourne City winger Bruce Kamau hopes Sydney FC continue their incredible form for a couple more games, so City can hand them their first defeat in the final.
This will be Kamau’s second Westfield FFA Cup final, having been an unused substitute for Adelaide in their 1-0 win over Perth Glory in 2014.
But the 21-year-old is likely to be a key figure in the decider, given his sensational form for City in the Hyundai A-League.
And Kamau hopes a win in the final will be the start of a period of success for City and believes playing at AAMI Park puts his side in the box seat.
“We’d like to go out there and depending on how they fare in their results in coming weeks, hand them their first loss,” Kamau declared.
“Hopefully we can win again against Sydney FC on the 30th…we really want to bring some silverware to the club.”
The blockbuster November 30 decider is fast approaching and has all the ingredients of a Cup classic between the Hyundai A-League’s current top sides.
While City have won four and lost two in the league this season, the Sky Blues have a 100% record and have set a goal-scoring record for the opening six rounds of the campaign.
“Having a home match in the final is going to be fantastic. Hopefully we can fill out the stadium and get the fans behind our back,” the Kenyan-born winger said.
“The club hasn’t won silverware and we’re looking to make the FFA Cup trophy the first of this season and the first of many.”
Before the focus switches to the FFA Cup, there are a couple of A-League games, starting with Friday night’s trip to Western Sydney Wanderers.
City have had the luxury of a full week to prepare for the clash, with Kamau revealing they are continuing to refine their game as they learn to cope with playing through stacked defences.
The club’s two defeats this season have come against Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar, who both denied City space and then hit them on the counter attack.
“A lot of teams have seen us play, the way we like to play high," Kamau explained.
“We’ve played with three at the back, four at the back as well. A lot of teams are now sitting in and waiting to hit us on the counter attack and it's more about us dealing with that and learning how to play against that.
“The two results that we didn’t win, if you look back at those two results, that’s where we could have been better.
"Each game we definitely improve at it and get better and better. As long as we continue that we’ve got the player and the coaches are fantastic as well.
"We're only going to improve as the season goes on."