Sydney FC defender Alex Wilkinson believes their 2-1 defeat to Melbourne Victory was unjust last night.
The Sky Blues’ loss sees their rivals move up to second on the table after goals from Ola Toivonen and James Troisi got them over the line.
Wilkinson’s team edged it on the shot count and he felt Victory shouldn’t have won the game.
“I didn’t think we deserved to lose that at all,” Wilkinson told FTBL.
“Apart from the first 20 minutes, we were completely in control of that game and with a little bit more luck and more composure around the box, we could’ve equalised and got a winner.
“It wasn’t to be. It’s been a busy week for us and to be able to completely run over the top of those guys in the second-half was credit to our guys and how fit we are. We’re definitely not too disappointed, we can take a lot out of that.
“The first goal was a free kick and the second goal was a foul on Benny Warland, so apart from that, they didn’t have too many chances.”
Wilkinson also said he enjoyed the personal battle he had with Toivonen, as both players showed their white line fever.
“These are big games, they’re games you enjoy playing and want to win,” he said.
“It’s always a bit fiery, but what happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch.”
He added that Sydney will be moving on from the loss and also praised youngster Luke Ivanovic.
Ivanovic, 18, has played six games this season.
“He’s doing well Lukey, he’s come in this year and he’s been involved in the squad for seven and eight weeks,” he said.
“He’s been superb, every time he comes on, he’s positive, he loves to take players on and he’s quick. He holds the ball up well and he’s got a great future, so it’s great to see him getting some game time.
“We’ll move on from the loss, but you also take the positives out of it. We’ll look at it, do the video and we can take a lot of positives out of that performance.
“The way we moved the ball around and I also thought we were defensively good as well. Apart from the goals, they didn’t have too many chances.”