Ex-Sydney star Ceccoli questions club’s desire

Former Sydney FC title winner Alvin Ceccoli has questioned the club’s desire after falling to another loss on the weekend.

The reigning champions have now dropped six of ten matches after their 3-0 loss to arch rivals Melbourne Victory on Saturday night and Ceccoli, who was a part of the inaugural A-League championship win back in 2006, believes things will not be changing just yet.

"I don't think it is a question of lack of mobility where they stand but more so that some players are playing badly and, when the chips are down, they have no leadership on the field," Ceccoli told the Daily Telegraph.

"Unless the main guys step up quickly then I can't see things really improving. Where's the fight?

“There's no continuity," he added. "They are not really playing as a back four, more so as individuals.

"But there's a general lack of confidence in the players. They should get out there and play every game like a grand final."

Ceccoli said that it was vital the club returns to form ahead of next season’s Asian Champions League which kicks off in February next year.

"I really hope Sydney come good before the Asian Champions League," Ceccoli added further.

"I know it's some time away [four months] but, even if they can turn it [domestic competition] around, I can't see them finishing better than mid-table.

"The ACL is a prestigious event and Sydney need to go into it having some respect. Adelaide finished bottom last season and then performed well in the ACL. Hopefully Sydney can do the same."