As Sergi Saldana's men get ready to face off in another Super League tie on Sunday, Connor Woodworth has explained why it is important for the team to take on board the coach's emphasis for a positive attitude.
The local lad has featured in both of Manchester's opening games which seen them fall to defeat to reiging champions London Helvecia, but made amends last weekend with a comprehensive victory over a tough Loughborough side.
Woodworth spoke to ManchesterFutsal.com and took part in a minature Q&A session to give the futsal world an insight into life under Sergi Saldana.
Now you've got two games under your belt, how is the squad managing under the new regime of Sergi Saldana?
"After a tough start away at Helvecia in the first week of the season it was always going to be a tough test against the reigning champions, but regardless of the result we came away with a really positive performance. We got back on the court in training, worked hard and managed to pick up the 3 points at home against Loughborough. All the lads are settling into the new regime really well, obviously it’s always tough adjusting to a new manager and a new system but we’re feeling more confident every week on court and believe that we’re starting to apply Sergi’s methods into action."
What is it like to play for Sergi?
"For myself personally I think it’s excellent, training has been really positive and I’m finding Sergi’s systems really interesting and learning more and more every week. Sergi demands positive attitudes on and off court and a high level of commitment which is great and everybody is showing just that. I think if we can grow together as a unit throughout the course of the season and implement all of Sergi’s methods as quickly as possible we will have a lot of success and be pushing for everything."
What are your thoughts on the opposition this week?
"York are a well-established team with a wealth of experience in their squad and a highly regarded manager in this country in Junior Roberti. They’ve started the season brightly with a 3-1 away win against Loughborough in the first week of the season and are going to be tough opponents, however we believe that if we train hard during the course of the week and stick to our game plan we’re confident to come away with the 3 points."
Manchester take on the unbeaten York City FC Futsal where Connor will be certain to feature, live at the home of futsal at the National Cycling Centre.