City's Bruce Kamau is tackled by Perth's Marc Warren last weekend.
City's Bruce Kamau is tackled by Perth's Marc Warren last weekend. TONY MCDONOUGH

Melbourne City's arsenal runs deep, says Kamau

FOOTBALL: Winger Bruce Kamau insists Bruno Fornaroli and Tim Cahill do not have to shoulder the burden of being Melbourne City's only avenues to goal during the finals.

Between Fornaroli (17) and Cahill (11), City's two main strikers have scored 57% of the club's 49 goals this season.

Nicolas Colazo and Nick Fitzgerald are next on City's scoring chart with four each, while six other players have found the back of the net this season, including Kamau with one.

Kamau said that spread ensured there was plenty of other players who could score if Fornaroli or Cahill did not get off the chain in tomorrow night's elimination final against Perth at AAMI Park.

"I don't really think the likes of Timmy and Bruno have too much pressure to score," Kamau said.

"But obviously as a team if you have your four top players in the front third scoring goals then there's a lot more threat than just the main two strikers.

"Contribution in goals is something that should come from everywhere and is something in our team that has.

"Apart from Bruno and Tim it's been spread out a fair bit. So if we can manage to improve that across the board from everyone then it will only help our game."

Kamau played in Adelaide United's championship last year, scoring the opening goal in the grand final win over Western Sydney.

The 22-year-old said that experience would help him in this year's playoffs, now that he knew what finals were like.

But he added that from that experience another "crazy game" - like the one City and the Glory played last weekend, which ended up 5-4 to Perth - was far less likely under the pressure of finals.

"The two finals games we played last year were definitely a lot more intense," Kamau said.

"Especially the final against Western Sydney, both teams brought that little bit extra.

"Being a finals game there's that added desire to win.

"I think in general you find that teams will be a little bit more cautious in finals knowing that it takes just one game to be eliminated. There's a lot more at stake.

"I'm sure you'll find there'll be a lot less goals."

News Corp Australia


bcu opens at Coffs Central

bcu opens at Coffs Central

The old firm in a new site

Payne to candidly share her life story

Payne to candidly share her life story

Inspirational jockey to tell her story at The Harbour Club

What to do in a powerline emergency

What to do in a powerline emergency

Tips on what to do if you hit a powerline.

Local Partners