Diego Castro may not be using the pain of last season's Grand Final defeat as motivation, but he is confident that Glory have what it takes to secure a revenge victory over Sydney FC on Saturday (kick-off at 6.45pm, tickets HERE).
Speaking to the media ahead of the HBF Park clash, the club skipper also insisted that the current squad has what it takes to emulate and even exceed last term's Premiership triumph.
"When you look at the ladder, it's not the best scenario for us," he said.
"We are not happy to be in sixth position, especially after what happened last year and the success we got.
"But I think we are walking along the right path.
"Maybe we have been lacking a bit of consistency, playing football for good moments, but not all the periods that we're looking for.
"We want to recover our confidence, fight in this game and be there with the best and the potential is there.
"We are looking forward to this game in particular so we can test our will.
"Obviously you have to learn when you lose a final, but at the end of the day you have to move on and look forward.
"It's a new season with new players and we want to improve on what we did last year.
"The first five games have not been the best in terms of the results, but I think the potential is close to coming out."
The former Johnny Warren Medal winner is poised to make his 103rd Hyundai A-League appearance for the club on Saturday and will be looking to score his first goal against the Sky Blues.