It’s plain and simple according to Brendan Hamill: Western Sydney Wanderers must find a way to remedy their poor Sydney Derby record.
The Wanderers were beaten 3-1 by Sydney FC in Saturday night’s fixture, making it four straight losses against the Sky Blues.
Moreover, the Red and Black have clinched just one of the last 15 Derbies, a deficit the clearly dejected 26-year-old said the club must urgently address.
“It’s hard as players… I feel for the fans because they deserve more. It’s a tough one,” he told FOX SPORTS after the match.
“It’s a tough one to take. And as I said in the last Derby in the first time we played them this season… 1-0 up with 10-men, we’re still in it.
“We have to find a way, it’s plain and simple.”
Markus Babbel’s side had taken the lead through Oriol Riera early on, but a moment of madness from Wanderers goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic ensured his side would play the remainder of the match with their backs to the wall.
That saw Wanderers talisman Alexander Baumjohann sacrificed by Babbel as Western Sydney attempted to dig in to defend their 1-0 advantage.
“He [Vedran] came and I think we dealt with it and then I think obviously they’ve got a handball outside the box,” he continued.
“I’m sure Vedj will pick himself up. He’s one of our key players and we have to move on.
“It’s hard, I mean what do you do? You have to take someone off. The coaches decided what he’s decided.
“I think we were still in it. Plenty of teams around the world hang in there and take a draw or even snag a win sometimes and it wasn’t to be tonight.”