Sydney FC marquee Alessandro Del Piero is geared up to add another record to his impressive list of achievements this weekend, when he lines up against Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium.
The Italian World Cup winner moved on to ten goals for the season when he scored in the opening minutes of last Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Newcastle at Hunter Stadium.
One more this Sunday will take him past former striker John Aloisi as the scorer of the most goals in a season for the Sky Blues.
“I hope to do that with a win,” said Del Piero after Friday’s training session. “I think if it happens it’s the best thing for me and for the team, yes it’s a good thing.”
The UEFA Champions League winner has won 91 caps for his country but admits his current situation is a new one.
“I’m involved with the team and a great challenge at the moment, it’s a very big game [against Brisbane] for us but every game is like a final and every point is very important for us.
“I think it will be a very hard game for us because they [Brisbane] play good and altogether, that’s why we have to use our fans, our passion and our heart for victory.”
The striker will be hoping to break the club record in front of a large crowd on Sunday afternoon and his coach is delighted with his performance, attitude and commitment this season.
“It will be a great milestone,” said Frank Farina. “He’s been sensational for the club both on the field and off the field this year and to have ten goals already I think he’s done extremely well.”
This game is another crucial fixture as the race for the Finals continues. The two sides are locked on 21 points each and a win would catapult the Sky Blues into the driving seat for Finals qualification. Your support at Allianz Stadium is vital and tickets can be bought from Ticketek starting at $25 for adults. See you there Sunday, 5pm kick off - don't miss it!