Melbourne Victory prevailed 2-1 over the Sky Blues, but Ninkovic believes the Big V were lucky to come away with all three points.

The result saw Victory climb up to second on the table while Sydney sit third and the Sky Blues now look to bounce back against Melbourne City on Sunday.

Ninkovic also broke his goal scoring duck this season against the Vuck and admitted it was good to get the monkey off his back.

“We had a lot of chances against Victory, we should’ve scored two and to be honest, Melbourne scored two goals from nothing,” Ninkovic told FTBL.

“We all played very well, especially in the second-half. In the first-half, we started a bit sloppy. We couldn’t keep the ball, but the second-half a lot better.”

“I was sick for the lead-up to our game against Wellington and it wasn’t easy in three days to get well for our game against Victory.

“I’m very disappointed, we played very well, especially in the second half and we deserved a draw from the Victory game.”

The Sydney maestro added they have moved on quickly from their loss to their rivals and believed it was a positive performance with the absence of Alex Brosque and Rhyan Grant.

He added: “It’s not going to be easy because we played well and lost the game. We need to keep going, move on and work hard. The performance was very good and unfortunately, the result wasn’t to be.