Janjetovic is playing for keeps

VEDRAN Janjetovic always dreamed of being Sydney FC's first-choice keeper in the A-League.

The 25-year-old from Cecil Hills has been able to get the top goalkeeper's spot in recent weeks and has played three games in the top side this season.

"My first game was against Melbourne Heart, then next game we won against Wellington in New Zealand," Janjetovic said.

On Saturday night, Sydney FC lost 2-0 against crosstown rivals Western Sydney Wanderers at Allianz Stadium.

It was the second time the two sides had clashed this season. Sydney FC got the points in the first encounter.

Though Sydney FC are sitting on the bottom of the table after 11 rounds, Janjetovic said the players remain positive they can turn it around.

He came through the youth league with Sydney FC when the A-League started seven years ago.

Janjetovic signed a two-year deal with Sydney FC in June this year.

The former Sydney United and Sydney Olympic goalkeeper said he always wanted to play with Sydney FC.

He could have been playing with the new Western Sydney Wanderers club, but they were too slow to pounce and sign him.

Janjetovic said he had no qualms accepting Sydney FC's offer for the next two years.

He said he wants to be at the club for many seasons.

Janjetovic said though Sydney FC has had injuries and coaching changes with Ian Crook giving up the job and former Socceroos boss Frank Farina appointed, the players are positive they can make the finals.

"Frank is a good coach; he knows what he wants and get gets his message across," Janjetovic said.

He said playing with Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero at Sydney FC had been a revelation.

"Alessandro is a very friendly person and it's been interesting speaking with him about the game," Janjetovic said.

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