Alex Brosque talks football, loyalty ... and cappuccinos
Ahead of the A-League finals, soon-to-retire Sydney FC captain reveals what the club means to him … and his top cafe picks
Alex, you’ve been at Sydney FC for five years, how special is the club to you?
This club is incredibly special to me. It’s the club where I have spent most of my career and it is my home city club. Sydney FC is the club where I belong and from the day I stepped foot in the door, it has always felt right. I owe the club a lot from the time when I first joined and my career progressed thanks to the help from the talented players I was playing alongside as a young man. It’s also the club I was able to come back to, where I was able to take the captain’s armband and go on to record a incredible couple of record-breaking seasons. Sydney FC has helped me win trophies and I am looking forward to at least one more by the end of the season.
You are on the verge of making the finals this year, how are you feeling and what’s the mood at the club?
I feel really good. I think we have a good mix of players and we can really do some damage at this stage of the season, especially with a number of our players coming back and staying fit for the finals. We are coming into some good form at really great time and everyone is determined to make this a successful end to the campaign.
You are a club for all of Sydney but play here in the East. Would you like Eastern Suburbs locals to get out and support the team?
Of course we’d love Eastern Suburbs locals to come out and support us as we’re their local team but we are a team for all of Sydney. We have a very passionate supporter base from the East and right across the city. I’m from the West but I love Sydney FC and it will always be my club.
On equally important matters, do you have a favourite cafe in the East?
Porch and Parlour at North Bondi is a great place for a coffee and I know a lot of the players enjoy going there. My old mate Ljubo Milicevic, who I used to play with in the Olympic team, works there too, so he will always make you a good coffee.
What’s your coffee of choice?
Cappuccino, two sugars.
Alex Brosque and Sydney FC play in the 2019 Hyundai A-League Finals Series, May 3-19; a-league.com.au