Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque denies his side has peaked too early following its impressive A-League form coupled with a dominant display against Canberra United in the FFA Cup Semi-final.
The Sky Blues cup run and undefeated start in the league has seen the harbour side notch six successive wins and a glut of 19 goals.
The are yet to concede a goal in both competitions.
Last night’s 3-0 win in the nation’s capital has Sydney contesting its maiden FFA Cup Final with a tantalising contest against either the Victory or Melbourne City late next month.
And while the Sky Blues have found success early, Brosque cast aside talk his team has jumped out of the blocks too early.
“No, definitely not,” Brosque told FourFourTwo. “We know we have a lot of improvement in us and are far from playing the football we will eventually play, but in the meantime it's important we continue this run and keep gathering confidence.
“To be honest I still don't think we've clicked. We're far from our best and it's going to take time. We have a lot of new players and everyone is still getting to know each other on the pitch - but in saying that it has surprised how well we've actually started.”
And while the 3-0 scoreline may have flattered the A-League side, Brosque said Canberra provided stiff competition.
“I thought they were good,” he said. “It was always going to be tough for them considering they haven't had a competitive match since the FFA Cup Quarter Final almost a month ago.
“Their intent to play football and create chances showed they were definitely up for the game. We didn't underestimate them going into the match, just as we haven't with any team in the cup so far and I believe this is the reason we've been getting comfortable wins in the end.
“In pre-season we mentioned our intent in wanting to win the FFA Cup so to now be in the final and in a good position to do so, we're very happy about it.”
The Sky Blues take on Wellington away this Sunday making it their second road trip in five days.
However, Brosque was adamant his side could back up against a hungry Phoenix.
“I don't think it'll be an issue,” he said. “It's very early in the season so everybody is still relatively fresh. No one has pulled up too bad from the mid-week game so we'll definitely be ready to go come Sunday
“They were tipped as contenders in pre-season and because they're yet to win a match I think they'll be fired up and a very difficult prospect over there. They're players are all back from national team duty and will know they need a result to get their season going, so it will be tough.”