Grozos looks to make position his own in final home match

He’s been one of the bright young stars of the Jets this season and midfielder Kosta Grozos is hoping to continue his run of starting performances to make a position, and new contract, his own in the final few matches.

The 21-year-old played an integral role in Sunday’s 3-nil win over Macarthur in the attacking midfield role that suspended Daniel Penha has mainly featured in over the course of the season.

Grozos has played in the majority of his past four games and tallied up some strong numbers including a pass accuracy of 84%. He’s also managed to win the majority of his duels, and almost averages 50 touches a game from his past four outings.

The promising talent said he and the team were highly motivated heading into the final rounds and looking to solidify himself as a starter.

“I think the boys are feeling very good,” Grozos said.

“I need to prove my worth. I need to get a few goals and assists on the board.

“We have to play for our fans. We don’t want to play in these playoffs. We need to finish seventh or eighth.”

Grozos has come close to scoring on multiple occasions this season and is confident that the goals will come soon after what’s been a breakout season for the Western Sydney junior.

He said that with goals and assists may also come a contract extension.

“I’ve come close a few times, I just haven’t been able to break that barrier yet,” he said about scoring. “But it’ll come soon. Just waiting on that first one to knock the door down.

“I think its massive, massive step from what I played before. I’ve played a lot more minutes here and a lot more games and I think it’s only upwards from here.

“I’d love to stay at this club. It’s a nice family club so hopefully I’m here next year.”

Grozos will look to once again take over the attacking midfield role as Penha serves the last week of his suspension, but he isn’t looking to replicate the same style that the Brazilian brings.

Having started more and more matches in recent weeks, he’s looking to continue putting in big performances that will hopefully lead to another victory.

“I try to play my own game,” he said. “I’m not going to try and replicate someone else’s game and the way they play. 

“By playing 60 or 70 minutes and you get to feel the game better rather than coming in for the last minutes. When you know you’re starting, you get to focus a bit more, you know what you have to do from the get-go.

“They’re [Western] very experienced team. They play well as a group, but I think we just need to stick to our style. I think we’ll get the job done.”