Paulo Retre conceded the Gods where with Sydney FC on Saturday night as their late win over Central Coast Mariners has the club within touching distance of the Premiership.
Matt Simon’s stoppage-time goal handed the Sky Blues a 2-1 win in Gosford, meaning they need just one more point from the final three games to secure back-to-back Premiers’ Plates.
It would be the first time in Hyundai A-League history a club has won the Premiership in consecutive years.
Speaking with Fox Sports after the match, Retre was relieved his side has snapped their four-game winless run.
“On another day we get hard done by and they don’t go in but today, god bless, it went in,” said Retre, who set up both goals for Head Coach Graham Arnold’s side.
“We’re just really happy to get the three points and we’re three points closer to winning the title now.
“Everybody knows it’s hard with the [AFC] Champions League, it’s not an excuse, it’s just reality,” the versatile Retre added.
“It’s just really exciting to win and now we look on to the next game.”
The Sky Blues will wrap up the title if they can avoid defeat in Perth against Glory on Thursday night.
Sydney FC travel to face Perth Glory away on Thursday 29 March (kick off 9:30pm AEDT). Tune in on Fox Sports 501 or join like-minded Sky Blues’ fans, back the squad, and watch us make history from our Official Home Away from Home at The Star, Sydney.