Arnold hails Sydney FC’s history-making achievement
Graham Arnold has paid tribute to the resilience of his side after Sydney FC secured their second-straight Hyundai A-League Premiership on Thursday night.
The Sky Blues become the first team in Hyundai A-League history to claim the Premiers' Plate in consecutive seasons with a 3-2 win over Perth Glory at nib Stadium.
And while proud of his side’s achievements, Arnold insists there’s more to come from the Sky Blues this season.
“We’ve just created history – first time in 23 years a club in this country has gone back-to-back," Arnold said post-match.
“We’re not done yet, we’ve still got records to chase and that’s how we’re motivating the boys and getting momentum going into the finals.
“We’ve been the most consistent side over two seasons and with a high turnover in the squad. Losing Vukovic, Holosko, Dimitrijevic and Rhyan Grant through injury; we’ve had to do it the hard way.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the boys, they’re a fantastic group of players. It’s all about now getting better and better with each performance.”
Sydney raced out to a 3-0 lead at half-time courtesy of a Bobo brace, before withstanding a late fightback from Glory to secure all three points.
And Polish star Adrian Mierzejewski, who netted his side’s opener, warned Sydney’s best was yet to come.
“After signing for Sydney FC, I said I came here to win trophies,” Miezejewski said.
“We’re saving our best for the semi’s and the last Asian Champions League matches. It’s good to get back to back wins.”