Wanderers skipper: Belief key to ACL redemption

Skipper Dimas Delgado expects the Western Sydney Wanderers to produce a vastly improved performance in this week’s AFC Champions League clash against FC Seoul.

After enjoying the weekend off due to the split round in the Hyundai A-League, Western Sydney’s spluttering ACL campaign resumes midweek with a trip to Korea to tackle FC Seoul.

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After heavy losses to Urawa (4-0) and Shanghai SIPG (5-1) to start the continental competition, the task doesn’t get any easier against the reigning K-League Champions.

Dimas on the Wanderers’ ACL campaign

“The big difference is the foreigners. They sign whoever they want and it’s difficult to compete against these teams because we have a salary cap. We can’t compete.

“As a team we can compete and I think the important thing is we need to make sure we take control of these top few players. If we can face everything like a team, we have an opportunity.

Mitch Nichols reacts with despair following the Wanderers loss to Shanghai SIPG in the ACL.

“The week was good. We trained properly every day. We need to beat them and I think everything is clear, our minds are clear, and I think we are prepared to face this challenge.

“For us it’s important to be in the ACL, so now we need to enjoy the competition and I know we can compete against everyone. We need to stay calm and believe in our football.”