Record BreakerMarc Janko continues to blog about life in Australia exclusively on redbulletin.com. This time he talks about breaking records and being compared to Zlatan
I am back again and I have great news to tell you about! I equalled a record in the A-League with my goal against the Newcastle Jets. Only Besart Berisha before me has been able to score in six consecutive matches. I am really happy, but to be honest, I didn’t really think much about much it until it happened. It is more important that the team is performing well and we are winning games than any personal milestones.
Being able to contribute goals is a great feeling, but I am more than happy to make way for my teammates. I opted to not take the penalty against Perth Glory for example, because it was more important for me that my teammate took it. The most important thing for the club and the fans is that we are 2nd in the table.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the training team for getting me in shape and back to this level. I am finally able to pay them back for their support in goals. There is no I in team as the old saying goes, and this is what we are all about here. Having records is nice, but they’re meaningless if the team isn’t doing well, and without the team I can’t get better, so we’re all in the same boat and we’re most definitely rowing in harmony at the moment.
I am almost at 100% as for as my confidence goes, but physically I still have a little bit of work to do. There is always room for improvement when it comes to fitness. I am having fun again and I am looking forward to every game. If I just happen to come away from the season as the league’s top scorer then that would be the icing on the cake. Strikers are judged on the amount of goals they score, and it is great to hit the back of the net again after getting such little playing time for much of 2014. I was always confident that moving to Sydney FC was going to be a good idea, but I didn’t expect to make such an impact so soon. It really has been a massive wake-up call for me, I feel like a new man, both mentally and physically.
I had a good laugh when I picked up the local papers and found out I was being compared to Zlatan, and being called the Austrian Ibrahimovic! It’s a very nice compliment, but its not something I am taking too seriously. We are very different people both on and off the pitch. He is a very opinionated man, but backs this up with outstanding displays on the pitch. I like to keep things more to myself, but it is still nice. He is a world class player.
I have also read a lot of speculation in the media about my future. What I can definitely say is that there are currently no discussions with Sydney FC taking place at the moment. The club have signalled that they would like to extend my contract though. I am open to everything and will listen to what they have to say. I am very happy at the club and I can easily imagine myself staying here for longer. If it doesn’t work out then we will have to see what the future holds
All the best,