Sydney focuses on continuing strong start

At the start of the season when Sydney FC was decimated by injuries, suspensions, and the absence of its international representatives, there were plenty prepared to predict the side would struggle.

At the start of the season when Sydney FC was decimated by injuries, suspensions, and the absence of its international representatives, there were plenty prepared to predict the side would struggle.

But showing both class and depth, the Sky Blues have remained undefeated, and Saturday-s impressive 3 nil victory over Adelaide United has taken them back to a share of the Hyundai A-League lead.

Sydney isn-t content just to reflect on its success-so-far however, with the side, remaining focused on its upcoming clash against the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday, and looking to maintain its superb early season form.

"You always have to strive to be that one step better," said FC coach John Kosmina. "That is what the team is doing at the moment and we have been progressing week by week, but it all counts for nothing if we get on the plane to Wellington on Friday afternoon and forget about what we have to do to get a result over there."

Shortly after FC-s stylish win on Saturday evening, Kosmina made a statement that will probably put fear into their round six opponents, along with the rest of the Hyundai A-League.

"I think that we have another twenty to thirty per cent in us," he said. "I think there were a lot of times where we could have got in around the edge of the box that we didn't. We also turned the ball over a couple of times a little bit too easily. So when you take all of those out of our game then we will be at our peak."

Agreeing with his coach's assessments, Sydney captain Tony Popovic acknowledged that with both new signings and early season injury concerns to overcome, it was naturally going to take a while for the side to find its feet.

"We'll get better and we want to get better," acknowledged the veteran defender. "A few of us have just had a few games. Johnnie (Aloisi) has had a couple, I've only had a couple. We've got a few new boys, so we are looking to improve."

The Sky Blues will be determined to continue their improvement, and their undefeated run when they travel across the Tasman this-weekend to take on the winless Wellington Phoenix.

The round six clash will kick off in New Zealand at 3pm AEST (5pm local time) on Sunday afternoon.