Olympic FC Head Coach, Ben Cahn says his side are in good spirits ahead of Sunday’s NPL Queensland clash against Lions FC at Goodwin Park (6pm KO).
The two Queensland heavyweights go head-to for the first time this season in what is their first meeting since Olympic’s semi-final victory over Lions last season.
A win on Sunday will see Olympic close the gap between themselves and Lions to a solitary point. Lions currently sit level with Gold Coast Knights at the top of the NPL Queensland standings.
Both sides come into Sunday’s match off the back of midweek draws against Brisbane Strikers and Eastern Suburbs respectively.
Cahn praised the unity of his group ahead of Sunday’s match in what is quickly shaping as one of the most open NPL Queensland seasons in recent years.
“It’s turning out to be an open season. Everyone’s capable of picking up points and everyone’s capable of dropping them, so we just need to take it week by week and keep improving,” Cahn said.
“We’ve had some really big games against them (Lions) in the last couple of years. Every time we play them there’s usually a lot riding on it, the games are always tight.
“We feel good going into the game, i’m happy with how we’ve played in the last few weeks, the players are forming a good bond.
“The difficult circumstances have brought them all closer together and they’re all hungry to win.”
LAST TIME WE MET
Despite only taking a point from Tuesday’s match against Strikers at Perry Park, Olympic earned plenty of plaudits for an eye catching display, Cahn said his side were focused on building on their solid showing midweek.
“It was disappointing to only come away with a point on Tuesday, but the performance was great and, on another day, we could have scored five or six,” Cahn said.
“If we keep dominating games like we have and improving the small details at either end, we can beat anyone.”
NPL Queensland Round 26 – Olympic FC vs Lions FC
Goodwin Park, Yeronga
Sunday, August 30 (6pm KO)