Sydney coach Lavicka not getting carried away

Sydney FC is receiving plenty of plaudits for its dominant last-start display against the Melbourne Victory , and rightly so, but as far as coach Vitezslav Lavicka is concerned his team is only as goo

Sydney FC is receiving plenty of plaudits for its dominant last-start display against the Melbourne Victory , and rightly so, but as far as coach Vitezslav Lavicka is concerned his team is only as good as its next game, and he’s looking for another strong showing this Friday night against Adelaide United.

“I appreciate the players’ performance, I appreciate the support from our fans but now we are focusing for the next game against Adelaide,” said Sydney’s Czech mentor.

“We were happy because we have good result and good performance. It’s very good feedback for the players (and) for all of us, but in this moment (it is) the past.”

The Sky Blues have been at or near the top of the table since the start of the 2009/10 season, but in recent weeks they have lifted to a new level, sending an ominous warning to their rivals for the Hyundai A-League title. Coach Lavicka is happy with the improvement he’s seen from his players, but conscious of the fact there are many more matches to be played between now and the finals.

“Football is unpredictable, every game is different. Melbourne is past, now (we are) focusing for Adelaide game,” he continued.

“We have season target, but we (also) have individual targets during the season. Last week we reached a good target, but season is (still) going and we need to concentrate and be ready.

“I am watching the improvement of the players, I am watching that every good result and performance brings the players more confidence, but we need to be still hard working and humble, to have unity – same pillars as we have had all season.”

Sydney FC has a good record against Adelaide United and edged out the Reds 1-nil when the two sides met at the Sydney Football Stadium in August.

The round-11 contest between the two teams will be played at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide at 8pm (Sydney time) on Friday night.