Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Shiner: Sergio Van Dijk
After the game on Saturday I spoke briefly to Sergio. I wanted to congratulate him and make my way of saying that he was right. He was very happy and pleased to be thanked. So I asked for a photo of his shiner, which was perhaps clearly than this photo. He was than happy to oblige.
Sergio is a great example of the impact of a style of play that suits a particular striker and of confidence. John Aloisi's absence from Sydney FC demonstrated the opposite effect - the lure of money is not enough if your team cannot play the brand of football that suits your striker.