It’s been six years since his last Premiership, but Sky Blue star Luke Brattan already has eyes on another prize in Season 2019/20.
Celebrating his silverware, and decision to join the Sky Blues, Brattan rated this season as one of the best of his career, while he said there was unfinished business to attend to with four games and the Finals Series remaining.
“It’s been a while [since my last Premiership win] and when the chance arose to come to Sydney FC it wasn’t a hard decision,” he said.
“I came here to win trophies and that’s one down and one more to go now. It was a good reward for the squad and staff working hard all year.
“It’s up there [for best season in my career]. The Grand Final wins, in Australia it’s a bit different and they’re bigger, but I really do enjoy the Premierships, being the best team all year that’s what I like more than a one-off game.
“This is up there with one of the great seasons and we’re still hoping to break some records as well.
“We’ve set personal goals as a team, points wise, goals wise, clean sheets wise, so there’s still more to achieve and it’s not over yet.
“It’s a great culture at the club and looking from the outside in you always want to be a part of it,” he continued.
“I couldn’t have done it without this group of boys, I couldn’t say a bad word about them they’re great guys on and off the field, great players and staff included. I enjoy going into training every day and seeing everyone.”
Returning as a Premiership winner to face his former club on Saturday at ANZ Stadium, Brattan cheekily suggested a guard of honour was in store, however the midfielder’s full focus is on gaining momentum heading into the Finals Series.
“It’s always great playing your old club,” Brattan said of Saturday’s clash against Melbourne City.
“They’re doing well at the moment and want to finish second so they’ll be up for it.
“Hopefully it’s a good game, the crowd isn’t going to be there but hopefully we can still perform and give our fans another three points.
“I hope we get the trophy afterward and fingers crossed there’s a guard of honour there for us too.
“It’s always good to be a Premiership winner. Whether it’s Melbourne City we’re walking out to or any other team we have to be proud of what we’ve done, it’s a great achievement,” he continued.
“But it’s not over for us and we’ll go out on Saturday to win the game and play well. Going into the Finals with momentum is key too.
“I think they [City] have been working pretty hard [during quarantine], they play some good football and have some really good players.
“I’m not sure fitness wise where they’re at, I’ve heard a few of them complaining about how hard they’re working, but it should be a great game and we’re concentrating hard on getting the win.”
Sydney FC face Melbourne City at ANZ Stadium on Saturday (kick off 5pm AEST). Catch the match LIVE on Fox Sports 507 or streamed on Kayo Sports and the My Football Live app, and catch Sydney FC official pre-game show LIVE on their Facebook 30 minutes before kick off.