Sarpreet Singh says Wellington Phoenix are still well off their best as they seek to lock down a top four spot and a home final.
For the third time this season the Nix and Melbourne Victory couldn’t be separated after 90 minutes, playing out a 1-1 draw on Friday night.
Roy Krishna opened the scoring for the home side on 57 minutes before Keisuke Honda came off the bench to level the ledger 10 minutes later from the penalty spot.
“I thought it was pretty open the game and both teams had chances. I thought we could have pinched it there but it wasn’t to be,” Singh told Fox Sports post-match.
“We played really well in patches. I still think we can get a lot better. We showed in patches what we’re capable of and it’s just about doing that for longer periods.”
Singh combined well with attackers David Williams and Krishna and despite a host of chances for both sides neither could break the deadlock.
Krishna’s goal brings up the dozen and puts him joint top of the Golden Boot race alongside Sydney FC’s Adam Le Fondre.
Singh added: “When you’ve got players like that up front all I’ve got to do is feed them and that’s what I try and do to the best of my ability and they take care of the rest.”
The Auckland born midfielder was delighted by the 23,600 plus crowd at Eden Park – the fifth highest turnout of the season so far.
“It was unbelievable. It can only happen maybe once in a year so we’re very grateful for everyone who turned out today to support us.”
The result puts Phoenix equal on points with fifth-placed Melbourne City, while second-placed Victory remain six points off league leaders Perth Glory.