A-League Grand Final: Last words before kick-off

Just minutes before kick-off in the 2016 A-League Grand Final and the players had their say ahead of the blockbuster...

Both Adelaide United and Western Sydney are eyeing their first championship at the third attempt.

Reds Skipper Eugene Galekovic was feeling positive: "I’ve been in grand finals before but to play in front of 50,000 supporting us it’s going to be a great feeling. And it will be even better after 90 minutes when we get that result.

Galekovic said the players had embraced the fan engagement of Grand Final week.

“But it’s all about the game, we’ll try and focus on that," he told Fox Sports. "(We'll) try and play like we have over the last couple of weeks and we’ll give it our best shot.

He added: "It's going to be tough. They’re a good team Western Sydney.  The two best teams are in the final and whoever turns up today will win the game."

Wanderers playmaker Mitch Nichols.has won two championships with Brisbane Roar - this one falls on his 27th birthday.

"It’s a good day and a big game and hopefully we can celebrate after," Nichols said.

"Of course there are nerves. It’s a big game and we’ve worked all year for this.  It’s about us executing our game plan and not changing anything.

"Obviously it’s going to be a big crowd but a lot of Wanderers fans have come down so it’s about us executing and hopefully we get the job done."

Nichols said there had been no talk of the Wanderers previous two championship losses.

"It’s a different squad," he said. "This is about our journey and us finishing off the job."