Sinclair finds comfort zone

Jack-Henry Sinclair captaining New Zealand at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015. Credit: FIFA via Getty Images

Jack-Henry Sinclair has been on the regional scene for a while with a string of impressive performances at in national youth teams but since joining Team Wellington his development has fast-tracked.

“I’m enjoying life here, I’m enjoying learning the football culture. It’s quite different,” he enthused.

“It’s different when playing at youth level. It’s a professional environment which means there’s just more pressure with everything really.

“You have to be your best all the time. Even with training you have to be at your best.”

Sinclair said one of the biggest impacts for him has been the squad that coach Jose Figuera has put together which he said has had a positive impact on his development.

“I think the boys get the most out of you each day at each training and everyone pushes each other to be better.

“I am happy that I’ve learned and gained experience from the boys, they have different style of playing,” he said.

Sinclair who celebrated his 20th birthday in camp with Team Wellington in Honiara yesterday will likely be at the forefront of Team Wellington’s first match against Marist FC this afternoon.

“The boys and I are expecting a tough game this afternoon against the home side who will have the crowd behind them but we will give our 110 per cent and see what happens.”

“I want my team to be in the finals so that we can go to the Club World Cup and also win the ISPS and minor premiership back home but first and foremost the OFC Champions League.”

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