Brillante sure unbeaten run can go on at Sydney FC
FOOTBALL: Sydney FC midfielder Josh Brillante is confident the team can keep up its unbeaten record against last year's A-League champion Adelaide United tonight.
The Sky Blues have not lost lost in their first 15 league games this camapign and fans and experts alike are saying the team could be the first in Australian football to complete an undefeated season as Arsenal did in the English Premier League in 2004.
That team under Arsene Wenger was nicknamed the invincibles and Socceroo Brillante said the pressure of completing the feat was not telling on the players just yet.
"It (the Invincibles tag) stuck really early and it hasn't affected us at all,” Brillante said.
"We still haven't lost yet.
"I don't think it's affected anyone to be honest and if everyone just concentrates on their job and their part of what they need to do then I think at the end of the season that name (the Invincibles) will still be there.
The last time the Sky Blues faced Adelaide United it was a one-sided affair with Sydney running out 4-0 winners on Boxing Day.
Brillante said he wasn't expecting anythujng different tonight, even though the Reds had a win last time out over Melbourne City.
"We're expecting a great result again (on Friday night),” he said.
"I don't see why anything will change. We'll go out there with the same attitude that we always do, with that winning mentality, and hopefully we can get another four goals again.
"We take every team quite seriously. It's always a tough match (against Adelaide), we take it step by step, week by week, and if we do that we'll come out with the result.
"With the team that we have, the set-up we have and the way that we play it was definitely something we knew we could do (go undefeated).
"We've been doing it so far and we're not going to stop.”
Sydney's W-League side is top of the women's competition, while the youth team is top of its ladder too.
Brillante said the success of other teams at the club was a motivation to keep getting positive results.
"It's great to have this kind of confidence and morale amongst the team,” Brillante said.
"With the depth of the squad that we have and the way that we play, we'll keep the ball rolling and keep winning.
"When you're winning a lot more, you're enjoying it and want to be out there all the time.
"That winning streak does help with the motivation every week to go out there, play and win again.
"Since day one when I arrived, even just on the training park, how everyone has gelled together, wanted to play together and back each other up, I've never had that before.
"The feeling you get when you're out there is quite something.
"It's great for the club for the A-League, women's league and youth league to be top of the table,” he continued.
"It goes to show what kind of culture we have at the club, and what we're doing as a club football wise. I think that's amazing.”
Sydney FC v Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium 6.50pm (AEST)