“It was good to play with the youth to get some minutes, a chance to get some match health,” he mentioned. “It’s at all times good to be in competition and regardless of the coach decides you clearly respect that as a participant. When the chance comes you must take it with each arms, I’m trying ahead to getting again on the market this weekend and I’m trying ahead to it and the remainder of the season as nicely.”
The primary workforce will not doubtless be determined till Friday’s coaching session on the earliest nonetheless De Silva will face some competitors for a beginning place in opposition to Wellington Phoenix. Paulo Retre, a extra defensive participant, has impressed whereas standing in and Dutch marquee Siem de Jong can even return after a month out with a hamstring damage. It is doubtless de Jong shall be eased again into first workforce soccer after his prolonged absence and could also be pressured to accept a spot on the bench.
“I’m again in competition now for the A-League workforce so hopefully I practice actually laborious this week and have coaching week. Regardless of the coach Steve [Corica] decides, that is clearly as much as him however undoubtedly I’ll be prepared and if I get the chance then that shall be nice,” he mentioned.
Regardless of the gulf in stature, the Sky Blues are cautious of slipping-up in opposition to Wellington, who carried out admirably in opposition to league leaders Perth Glory of their 1-1 draw at house final week.
“They appear like workforce. We’re not going to go there and underestimate them or something,” De Silva mentioned. “We’re not going to concentrate on them both, we’re simply going to concentrate on ourselves and taking part in the standard soccer that we will play. Come Saturday we can do these issues, implement them and hopefully lead us to the victory.”