Wanderers were runners-up in the Grand Final last season after finishing top of the A-League
Tony Popovic insists it will be business as usual at Western Sydney Wanderers despite the club’s stunning first season in the A-League.
Despite the 2012/13 being their inaugural campaign in Australia’s elite division the Wanderers transcended all predictions to finish runners-up in the Grand Final after losing 2-0 to Central Coast Mariners.
Popovic, however, isn’t allowing himself to get carried away on the wave of success and doesn’t believe the weight of expectation will inhibit his players in 2013/14
“We have our own expectations,” he told The World Game. “Whether we’re under the radar, or on top of the radar, it won’t change what we do. We’ll go about our business the same way.”
“We’ve got some new players here which will need time to adapt to how we play so it’s good experience for the young boys.”
In terms of setting objectives for the new term Popovic revealed that he hasn’t mapped out a clear plan and is concentrating on getting his players physically prepared during the off-season.
“We haven’t spoken about that. We’re just in the pre-season phase trying to get all the players fit,” Popovic said.
“We’ll get them through that and then worry about where we’re going and what we want to do when the season starts.
“We’re just trying to be better. Just trying to play our game at a better level than year.”