Melbourne City boss John van ‘t Schip says his players' ability to understand and fulfill their role is the secret behind his side’s goal-scoring frenzy in the Hyundai A-League.
City continued their hot streak in front of goal on Sunday, smashing four past Newcastle Jets as they cruised to a 4-0 win at Hunter Stadium.
It’s now 14 goals in the last three matches for City, who are up to third on the A-League ladder.
Marquee man Aaron Mooy and import striker Bruno Fornaroli both scored braces for the visitors, but van ‘t Schip credited his whole team for the club’s up-turn in results of late.
“We have different type of players in the team…the players that have to defend and in the midfield and the players that are scoring goals,” the City boss told ABC Radio.
“Everybody is just enjoying it at the moment doing their job.
“We still also know we have a lot to improve and a lot to work on but it was a good win.”
Mooy opened the scoring just before half-time before City scored three times in six minutes early in the second half to run away with the match.
While they became the first club in A-League history to score four or more goals in three successive games, City should have had even more against the Jets had they not taken their foot off the gas in the last half an hour.
“I think we were sloppy in the end,” van ‘t Schip conceded.
“It was a good win and we’re looking forward now to the next game, a big game in Melbourne [against Victory on Saturday night].
“It was important to win this game and make it three wins in a row. I’m happy for the boys and happy for the fans.”
The only concern for City were knee injuries to both Connor Chapman and Jacob Melling who were forced off before the second half.
Both will have scans this week before determining their availability for Saturday night’s huge Melbourne Derby against a wounded Victory.