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Wanderers can beat everyone, says Ziegler

4:54 AM WAT 11/12/2018
Patrick Ziegler
The German defender is full of confidence ahead of the Sydney derby

He's only played one match in the A-League, but Western Sydney Wanderers defender Patrick Ziegler is adamant his side can beat every other this season.

The red and black picked up just their second win of the season on Friday night against Central Coast Mariners with Ziegler impressing at the back.

Ahead of a crunch Sydney derby, the German didn't pull any punches as he declared that the Wanderers have the ability to beat anyone this season - including the Sky Blues.

"I think in this league we can beat everybody," Ziegler said.

"There's no team that's much, much, much better than us. It's always 50/50 but we have to perform 100 percent and then we can beat everyone.

"Sydney FC's now struggling, even against Central Coast they didn't have a good game, so we can beat them, I'm sure."

Western Sydney haven't beaten the Sky Blues since February 2017 and have lost their past five clashes against them in all competitions. 

Sydney FC did however slip up last time out as they were handed a shock 3-1 loss by Wellington Phoenix.

Ziegler knows what a derby means for fans having spent his entire career in Germany prior to his move Down Under and is adamant the Wanderers have an edge ahead of Saturday's match.  

"For the fans, it's the game of the season," he said.

"We have to keep going like we did against Central Coast and I think Sydney FC isn't in the best shape.

"We had a good game last week and I think we have the momentum on our side so we can build on this."