We still believe says Sydney leaders

Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka and captain Terry McFlynn said the team is growing in confidence as every positive result comes and that finals are not out of the question.

Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka and captain Terry McFlynn said their team is growing in confidence as every positive result comes and that finals are not out of the question.

Following the Sky Blues 2-0 defeat of Perth Glory on Sunday to extend the team-s unbeaten streak to five matches, the pair said that their top six destiny is firmly in their own hands.

"We know our situation, it's not easy in this moment for us but mathematically we still have a chance to reach finals, we still have motivation,” Lavicka said.

"We know we have tough games away but if we keep this effort, this unity, I think still in with a chance.

"It is easy to say (to win our last three games), more difficult to do it, but we still believe. We are happy because we keep the chance to reach it.

"Every good result brings us more confidence. We just need to try to reach as best as we can."

Sydney FC takes on the Newcastle Jets (away), Wellington (home) and the Melbourne Heart to round out the 2010/11 season - the other three teams in contention for the sixth and final playoff spot.

"Confidence is a wonderful thing," McFlynn said.

"There's a little bit of pressure off us, people had already written us off.

"We just have to go about our own job and keep doing what we're doing and hopefully we can sneak in the back door."

The Sky Blues have won three and had two draws from their five games in 2011.