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"As you saw on the weekend, anything is possible," Newcastle Jets midfielder Steven Ugarkovic says the sky is the limit with the fans behind them.
listen to newcastle jets midfielder steven ugarkovic discuss the team's ambition
Newcastle Jets midfielder Steven Ugarkovic says the “exceptional” support shown by the fans has instilled belief within the team to succeed.
The Jets fans were applauded for their showing in their sides 2-1 win over league leaders Sydney FC on Saturday, where the Jets stamped their authority as championship contenders.
“It was exceptional, it was great seeing the crowd get behind us when we needed them,” Ugarkovic said.
Ugarkovic told Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Calcio Café the catalyst to Newcastle’s resurgence this season has been the growing belief within the team.
“The belief among the group is big, not just in the players themselves but in the players around them that they’re going to get the job done,” Ugarkovic said.
Ugarkovic’s role has been slightly adapted under Ernie Merrick who has encouraged the midfielder to express himself more on the field and take the game on.
“When I get that opportunity to get forward I’ve really enjoyed that part as well as creating chances and having that freedom,” Ugarkovic said.
Newcastle currently sit in second place and Ugarkovic believes with the support of the fans behind they can dare to dream.
“As you saw on the weekend, anything is possible with the fan base we have they were incredible on the weekend,” Ugarkovic said.
Calcio Café airs daily from 7am (AEDT) hosted by Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio.