Mallia's focus is on the team not goals

Sydney FC’s Youth League were in dominant attacking form against Perth Glory last Sunday afternoon, returning home with all three points thanks to a 5-2 victory.

Sydney FC-s Youth League were in dominant attacking form against Perth Glory last Sunday afternoon, returning home with all three points thanks to a 5-2 victory.

Mitchell Mallia was the stand out performer, netting his second hat trick of the season.

The young forward said, “It was a great result. It-s always great to get a result away to Perth because it-s such a tough place to go.”

The win takes Sydney to 7 points, just 3 adrift of the early pacesetters Central Coast Mariners.

Mallia was happy to agree that the quality of the performance would see the Sky Blues in the mix come the end of the season.

“It was a great team performance. Ryan Norval was fantastic in goal, Tomi Mijic and Hagi Gligor in the middle, right through to Gibbsy (Joe Gibbs) up front,” he said.

“It was great to bag a hat trick, but it wasn-t my best performance personally, I was definitely helped by the rest of the boys playing at such a high level”, he continued.

The Sky Blues have scored five goals in both their victories this season, but Mallia was quick to praise his side-s defence. The youngster said, “Attackers get all the credit, but it-s the defence that makes it easy.”

He continued, “We-re obviously doing really well up front, but they set the platform for us to build on.”

Ian Crook-s side will be hoping to take this attacking form in to next week-s fixture against Melbourne Victory, who are sitting on the bottom of the National Youth League ladder.

Mallia said that despite this, Sydney FC would not allow complacency to set in. “It-s not going to be a walk in the park. We have to give 100% every game and we will be wary. That said, we-ll be looking to take all three points”, he commented.

Nobody would bet against the Sky Blues- young and hungry strike force.