Utility Shannon Cole says Western Sydney will be out to make amends for last year’s shock exit from the FFA Cup when they take on Brisbane Roar in the Round of 32.
The Wanderers were pipped 1-0 by South Australian NPL side Adelaide City at the same stage last year.
The result was the biggest upset in the inaugural year of the popular national knockout comp.
“It’s very exciting for us as players to have such a big game so early on,” Cole told FourFourTwo.
“If you want to win trophies you have to beat anyone and everyone, regardless of it being the first game or the final.
“We failed at the first hurdle last year and we are determined to perform at our best.
“It’s a cup competition, you win or you go home. So in our minds, winning is the only option.”
The Roar will head south to play the Wanderers at Pirtek Stadium and Cole wants his club’s fans to make it as uncomfortable as possible for the visitors.
“We are keen to make up for last year,” the fullback admitted.
“The FFA Cup has gathered an amazing amount of support and respect from players and fans.
“A cup game at Parramatta? We as a club must make it hell for our opponents.”
Western Sydney officially started pre-season training this week ahead of the 2015-2016 A-League kick-off in October.
On Wednesday the club announced the capture of Spanish midfielder and former Racing Santander player Andreu Guerao Mayoral for the next two years.
Scott Jamieson, Andrew Redmayne, Jacob Pepper and Scott Neville have also been brought in ahead of the new season.
Cole believes the signings will make good additions.
“They’re all good blokes,” he said.
“They’ll do well here.”