Let's Just Enjoy It

Rainy weather did not deter avid fans who visited the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers and Coach Tony Popovic this morning at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Rainy weather did not deter avid fans who visited the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers and Coach Tony Popovic this morning at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Popovic knows it-s a special time for all the club-s supporters and is making sure his personnel take some time to soak it all in too.

“They-re a very grounded group, and they-ve handled the expectations and pressures throughout the year,” he said.

“We told them at the beginning of the week to enjoy it.

“It-s our first Grand Final but speaking to people that have a lot more experience than me at this - you want to cherish the moment and enjoy the lead up.

“That-s what we-re trying to do.”

The coach assures that the team-s preparations will not be compromised after advancing to the Hyundai A-League Grand Final with a win over Brisbane Roar last Friday at Parramatta Stadium.

“We want to enjoy it and even with our fans here today - we want them to feel part of it,” Popovic said.

“We expect all our players to be able to take the game in their stride.

“They-ve done it all year and there-s no reason why they can-t do it one more time.”

An amazing inaugural season was further highlighted at last night-s FFA Hyundai A-League Awards when Popovic triumphed as Coach of the Year.

“It-s a nice award to receive especially when it-s from your fellow peers,” he said.

“It is humbling and a great honour.”