Kosta’s woes don’t concern Corica

SYDNEY FC coach Steve Corica insists he isn’t concerned about Kosta Barbarouses’ lean spell in front of goal.

The New Zealand international spurned two opportunities at Kogarah’s Jubilee Stadium as the Sky Blues suffered a surprise 2-0 loss to the Central Coast Mariners.

Barbarouses has scored just one goal in his past 15 games, but none from open play during that period.

Corica defended his forward, saying it was more the final pass than the finishing that was letting his team down.

“I think he’s working extremely hard for the team – he’s doing his job defensively,” Corica said.

“But of course he’s there to score goals, so that’s what we want.

“Chances aren’t falling for him at the moment. He’s very motivated and he’s very disappointed to miss chances like that, but he’s the kind of player that stands up and continues to get into the right situations to score goals.”

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With prolific goalscorer Bobo inching closer to a return Corica says it’s up to the other players, not just Barbarouses, to do enough to hold onto their positions in the team.

The Sky Blues have scored just three goals this season, with missed chances costing them.

“The other boys get the opportunity to make sure they stay in the team,” Corica said.

“It’s everyone, not just him (Barbarouses). It’s Trent (Buhagiar), and we want goals from our No. 10s too.”

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