Sky Blues flying high after Wellington win

With so much attention on new Hyundai A-League franchise, Gold Coast United winning their first three matches in the 2009/10 Hyundai A-League season, Sydney FC’s own impressive start to its campaign has largely gone unnoticed by many - until now.


With so much attention on new Hyundai A-League franchise, Gold Coast United winning their first three matches in the 2009/10 Hyundai A-League season, Sydney FC-s own impressive start to its campaign has largely gone unnoticed by many - until now.

Sydney-s convincing 2-0 victory against the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday shot the Sky Blues to the top of the ladder after United-s 1-0 loss to Newcastle Jets earlier that day, setting up an enticing top-of-the-table battle between the teams this Saturday at Skilled Park.

One of the stars the win over Wellington, midfielder Brendan Gan believes the lack of attention has had a positive effect on the Sydney team.

“I don-t think we-ve been flying under the radar,” he explained. “We-ve been putting in some good performances and I think it-s a good thing that we-re not getting as much attention as the Gold Coast.”

The 21-year-old came off the bench against the Phoenix after Terry McFlynn was forced from the field with a thigh injury in the first half.

Gan-s solid performance - which included the opening goal against the Phoenix - has heated up competition within the squad ahead of the Gold Coast clash.

“I think we-ve just got to keep out minds on the next game and it just goes down to training,” he said. “Whoever Vitja (Coach Vitezslav Lavicka) wants to pick, he picks, so we-re all putting in 110 per cent. We-re all competitive so I think the team they get on the park is going to be the best team.”

“Obviously they-re (Gold Coast) a good team but I think we-re also a good team,” he continued. “I think when we go out there and play that confident football, we-re playing very good football and I think anyone can win but we-re going to go out there and give it to them.”

The 21-year-old attributes much of the Sky Blues- success so far to the new system that Lavicka has brought to the club.

“It-s very professional the approach that we have, it-s a very good approach and we take that into every game,” he explained. “We-re just not going out there and playing the game, we-re going out there putting passes together and actually wanting to get forward and score goals.”

This weekend-s top-of-the-table clash will be fought out on the Gold Coast on Saturday night. Sydney FC-s next home game will be at the SFS in on Saturday, September 12 against Robbie Fowler-s North Queensland Fury.

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