We never stopped believing: McFlynn

Sydney FC captain Terry McFlynn said Sunday’s 3-0 win over the Perth Glory was just reward for his team sticking to their core philosophy – hard work and determination.

Sydney FC captain Terry McFlynn said Sunday-s 3-0 win over the Perth Glory was just reward for his team sticking to their core philosophy - hard work and determination.

The Sky Blues claimed their first win of the 2010/11 Hyundai A-League season with the captain leading the charge with an outstanding 90 minute performance.

“We are in a winning business so we want to win as many as we can. We have always stayed positive and remained focused on the same goal. We always analyse the performance more than the outcome,” McFlynn said.

“We have played 11 games this season and I think we have dominated eight. Today we got the goals and went on with it. It is great for confidence especially away from home. The onus was on us to do well.

“We were always on the right track but it was just about getting the goals and being ruthless. We showed that tonight. Only hard work, focus and determination were going to turn it around for us. We have to build on this.

“Tonight the performance was convincing. This is a tough place to come.”

McFlynn also praised the performance of Brazilian striker Bruno Cazarine. The 27-year-old Brazilian scored twice, pushing his personal tally to four goals for the season but also provided the Sky Blues with steely defence for the entire match.

“Bruno has been great since he came to the club. He scored on debut and has been a focal point for us. He is a target man which is something different from Bridgey and Brosquey and he gives us that other dimension going forward,” McFlynn said.

Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka also mentioned how important his side-s unity was in getting the victory.

“We did change things but I have to say that the players who didn-t play tonight must get full credit also. They are professional. They supported the players before and after the game. We are a team,” he said.

“We selected these different players but we need all of our players. It doesn-t matter if they were playing or not tonight. We are a team.”