'We're typical strikers' – Siemsen talks tactics with fellow hot shot Le Fondre
Remy Siemsen has a prize Adam Le Fondre desires and the Sydney FC strike duo shared goalscoring tips ahead of the Westfield W-League Finals Series this weekend.
Siemsen claimed a four-way share of the Westfield W-League Golden Boot following her seven goals in the regular season campaign, an award that Hyundai A-League striker Le Fondre missed out on during his debut season down under in 2018/19 by two goals.
The English marksman is in pole position for the 2019/20 gong with 16 on the board, one ahead of Melbourne City strike rival Jamie Maclaren, and the goal-hungry pair of Le Fondre and Siemsen joined forces ahead of Sydney’s Westfield W-League Semi Final on Saturday.
Head coach Ante Juric’s side begin their Championship defence against 2018/19 Premiers Melbourne Victory, and Siemsen and Le Fondre reviewed each other's movement and technique ahead of the crunch clash at Epping Stadium.
“Coming in I just wanted to score goals for fun and enjoy being around a good team, and good club culture,” Siemsen said.
“That’s definitely been something why I’ve had a decent season this season, because I’m surrounded by such quality players and they are feeding me great ball just to put it in the back of the net.”
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Le Fondre echoed Siemsen’s sentiments about the importance of good service – giving credit to his Hyundai A-League creative supply of Milos Ninkovic, Alex Baumjohann, Kosta Barbarouses and Anthony Caceras.
“Sydney as a whole, the culture is ingrained all the way through the club – the youth, the men’s game, the women’s game – we’ve got a fantastic supporting casts and it’s on us to do the rest really,” Le Fondre said.
The Sky Blues wrapped up their 2019/20 campaign with a 3-1 loss against their Big Blue rivals in Round 14 and Siemsen believes that lessons have been learned from last week’s dress rehearsal in Victoria.
“We’re feeling really good. Coming off a loss against Melbourne Victory, we went back to the drawing board,” Siemsen said.
“I think that we’ve really picked up training this week. The intensity has been fantastic, everyone is really pumped and ready to go.
“We know what to expect, we’ve made finals for how many years now so I think we always step up to the challenge.
“We want to get the job done and get into the Grand Final once again and win it back-to-back.”
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Westfield W-League Semi Final
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick off: 2.00pm AEDT
Venue: Epping Stadium