Brillante hunts for more glory in FFA Cup final
BUNDABERG'S Josh Brillante insists Sydney FC's fitness will not be an issue in tonight's FFA Cup final.
Sydney plays Adelaide in the final at Allianz Stadium after just three days rest following their 2-0 win over Newcastle in the A-League.
Brillante said, with so much on the line, it wouldn't be a problem that Adelaide had two extra days off.
"The three days' rest is not going to affect us,” he said.
"In the first week of the season we won three games in a week with little rest.”
"The advantage for us is we don't have to travel.”
Brillante hopes the home advantage could be the difference as Sydney FC looks to claim the only piece of Australian silverware that club hasn't won in the past 12 months.
The side won the A-League championship and premiership but lost last year's FFA Cup final to Melbourne City.
"We're taking it as another game,” he said.
"It's a great opportunity to get our hands on a trophy early in the season.”
But the side is wary of the Reds.
Both sides head into the final conceding just one goal in the competition.
Brillante said the team that scored first could be the side that triumphed.
"It always helps scoring first early and being on the front foot,” he said.
"We're just worrying about ourselves. Our depth should be good enough to win.”
The FFA Cup final starts at 6.30pm Queensland time.