The Italian star wants the Sky Blues to build their inner belief to succeed.
Alessandro Del Piero has demanded Sydney FC a winning mindset if they’re to achieve success in the new A-League season.
The Sky Blues’ 2012/13 campaign was virtually over before it started after the destabilising exit of head coach Ian Crook a month after the kick-off, although they showed improvement under his successor Frank Farina, finishing seventh and narrowly missing out on the Finals Series.
Farina has been joined at the Sydney Football Stadium by former Brisbane Roar coach Rado Vidosic and this has given Del Piero cause to be optimistic ahead of the new term.
“We have to think about victory, the finals, winning the championship,” Goal.com report the Italian as saying to The World Game.
“We have to see what happens on the field and that’s what we are focusing on now, trying to get to know each other, the players, and the new coach and staff, this is a big moment for us.”
Speaking after a 3-2 friendly defeat to Padova, the club at which his professional career began in 1991, Del Piero is eager for Sydney to build their confidence and inner belief to achieve the goals mapped out for 2013/14.
“We will play every game in Italy with a strong mentality, we hate to lose,” Del Piero added. “We try to do everything to win, that is why every team [is] very ready for tactical and physical situations.”