Central Coast Mariners winger Sammy Silvera knows that tomorrow night’s game against Adelaide United will not be easy, ready for a challenging fixture against the home side.
It’s games like these that Silvera loves to play in the most, with high stakes and likely an extremely pro-Adelaide crowd. With second up for grabs on the final ladder of the Isuzu UTE A-League season, the forward predicts that the match will be an epic.
“It is going to be a great game. I think that everyone is very excited; we know that it is going to be almost a packed-out stadium, if not a sold out stadium, so it is going to be a great occasion for us,” he said.
“We are playing for second spot, but the focus is to go there and play our game. We are locked in on the job one hundred percent. They will have a great crowd with a great stadium where the fans are pretty close to the pitch. We know that we can go there and do well. That is the most important thing for us, just focusing on ourselves.”
The 22-year-old got back to goalscoring ways last weekend, securing a brace against the Jets. Silvera is hopeful that he can keep the momentum going leading into a massive finals series.
“I had a little bit of a dry spell where I just couldn’t score, but it was great to get those two last weekend. Hopefully I can continue that momentum heading into finals and this game as well,” Silvera said.
“I’m glad that I can assist or score for the team and that is the most important thing.”
With so much to play for this weekend, Silvera and the entire side are certainly not taking Adelaide lightly, knowing how dangerous they can be.
A team who knows how to find the back of the net, they have been slightly off form of late. Despite this, they will be a tough match up in front of what will be a vocal home crowd.
“They have some experience, some power off the bench and good players. However, we are not concerned about them, we are concerned about us,” he said.
“We are going to go there aiming for three points.”