Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque says the Sky Blues specifically plotted a fast start against Perth Glory in order to make a “statement” in Saturday night’s semi final.
Renowned for overrunning their opposition after half-time, the Sky Blues stunned Perth with a three-goal blitz inside the first 45 minutes at Allianz Stadium.
A typically professional second half sealed the 3-0 victory along with hosting rights for next Sunday’s Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
“We wanted to make a bit of a statement tonight with the way we came out and the intent we had,” Brosque told Fox Sports.
“It’s been a fantastic year and to back it up again tonight after a week off ... we had time to freshen up and plan exactly what we were going to do tonight and we did it perfectly.
“We’ve set ourselves up perfectly now with a home Grand Final and we’ll get the job done next week.”
Brosque revealed his 2010 Grand Final winners’ medal remained on his bedside table as a source of inspiration for this year’s championship assault.
“I give it a good look every morning when I wake up,” the 33-year-old added.
“It’s just reminding me what’s at stake and what’s there to be won.
“It’s a great group, fantastic players, fantastic team. But it is all about the trophy and that medal.”