Western Sydney Wanderers defender Jack Clisby says his team could have won its 2-2 away draw to Perth Glory on Sunday.
The Wanderers are struggling to pick up three points after Round Five with just the 2-1 away win to Adelaide United in the second week.
The Red and Black travel to Etihad Stadium on Saturday night to meet Melbourne Victory.
Clisby said his team was guilty of complacency against the Glory but indicated there were positive signs.
“Perth’s always a tough place to go and win the game, I feel we more than deserve the point especially with the way we played,” Clisby said.
“I felt we had large periods of the game with the ball and we probably could have had more.
“Getting the early goal was great, I think it was inside 30 seconds, but we switched off, I think it was a few minutes later and we let them get back into the game real early.
“That was disappointing but from there on we kicked on and we had good possession of the ball, it was creating those final chances and we did have chances, we just weren’t able to put them away.”
Clisby took the heat for the second goal scored by Andy Keogh after collecting the rebound of Andrew Redmayne.
“I’d have to say I was a bit at fault with my positioning for the second goal. Moments after half-time we need to be switched on and be aware anything can happen at any time in the game,” he said.
“There’s always more to get out of yourself, I feel my fitness is improving every week, there’s always room for improvement.
“I look back at my games and my own biggest critique, I’ve sat back and watched the game reviewing what I can do better.”
Jaushua Sotirio returned for the Wanderers after recovering from a knee injury.
The last game he managed was in the FFA Cup Round of 32 3-2 win over Wellington Phoenix at Campbelltown Stadium.
Sotirio started the game against Glory before being substituted after 55 minutes for Japanese winger Jumpei Kusukami.
“I was a bit surprised (to start), I didn’t think I was starting because I was out for so long, thought I’d come off the bench,” Sotirio said.
“He’s (Coach Tony Popovic) got faith in me and everyone, so we keep training well and you get rewarded when you get to play.
“I think I did OK, I was a little bit rusty but as the weeks go by I’ll only improve and it felt good to be on the pitch, my confidence is back up and I can’t wait to keep playing.
“It’s played on my mind a little bit, but I’ve been two weeks full training. I feel 80 per cent at my best, just as the weeks get by to get back to full fitness and my normal game.”