Sydney FC boss Steve Corica says the defeat to Melbourne City in last season's grand final still hurts and he wants a 90-minute performance from his side when the two teams clash again on Saturday.
The Sky Blues are out to make amends by winning the 2021/22 A-League grand final but City are again one of the teams standing in their way.
The game against Melbourne City also has special meaning for Corica as it will be his 100th A-League game in charge of Sydney, but it is the points that matter the most to him.
It is currently 1-1 between the two sides in grand final meetings but Corica says last season's loss is still hurting and he wants to try and ease the pain with a win on Saturday.
"We need to put on a full performance for 90 minutes," he told reporters ahead of the game. "The last two years we've played (each other) in a grand final. We beat them in the first year and then they beat us. That hurts.
"They're a very good team and an attacking side so there's a lot to be wary of. We have a lot of quality on our side and it's about putting on a good performance for us.
"It (the grand final defeat) still burns in my stomach and it should in those of the players who were here for that game."
Sydney FC slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Western United on Wednesday night when once again they failed to take the chances they had been creating.
Corica is happy they are getting themselves into good positions but says more composure is needed in front of goal.
"We have the quality but it's about being a little bit more composed when the opportunities come," Corica added. "It is frustrating of course but they are trying their best to score the goals and when they do come that's when we'll start winning games."