It was one of his standout games this season so far, but for Alex Baumjohann it was just another day at the office as he put on a creative masterclass against Western United.
Forging five chances for the squad, and earning two assists, the German midfielder said his impact on the game was pleasing, but stressed that’s what’s expected at a successful club like Sydney FC as he set his sights on remaining with the Sky Blues in the long term.
“At the end of the day this is what I’m here for, it’s my job and I’m just very happy that the team is going so well,” Baumjohann said of his performance.
“I’ve had some other good games already where I’ve created chances and had chances to score myself but I didn’t. Assisting two goals and helping the team to win makes me very happy.
“I’m enjoying every minute with the boys on the field and at training,” he continued.
“The boys and the coach and staff have made it easy for me since day one, I feel like I’m home and everything is about having success.
“When you have success it’s always much easier. Everything is working great at the moment and hopefully I can play for this club for many years.”
Reflecting on the Sky Blues’ start to the season, with the club on a four-game winning streak, Baumjohann said it was the opening to 2019/20 he was expecting.
“I think it’s a great start to the season, we have 18 points in seven games, it’s a very good start and hopefully we can continue like this,” he said.
“We can see, everybody can see, each game we’re getting better and more used to each other. I think we have a great year in front of us.
“It’s all about winning, it’s all about winning trophies and this is why I signed for this club.”
Preparing to face Brisbane Roar on Saturday at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (kick off 7:30pm AEDT), the former Schalke and Bayern Munich star heralded the atmosphere generated at Kogarah, and called for another Sky Blue showing this weekend.
“With all the wins we’ve had in the last weeks hopefully lots of fans will show up again to support us,” he said.
“It’s always good to have the fans behind us, we’ve won all our games at home and hopefully we can continue this on Saturday.
“If you have lots of supporters behind you supporting you the whole game, chanting and singing, for us as players it’s much better than playing inside an empty stadium.
“Hopefully we get lots of fans on Saturday, we have to get lots of fans in on Saturday, they’re our 12th man and that’s very important for the players.”
Sydney FC return home to take on Brisbane Roar at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium this Saturday December 7th. (kick off 7:30pm AEDT).
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