“We don’t stop” – Talay

Hear from Ufuk Talay after the clash with the Wanderers

After winning the Sydney Derby with the latest winning goal in Sydney FC history, Ufuk Talay has reinforced the messaging he wants to implement.

Since arriving at the Sky Blues, Talay has been synonymous with a relentless style of play and his side got their rewards on Saturday night when Jaiden Kucharski scored the winning goal in the 98th minute of the game.

A goal that Talay believes is just reward for their efforts.

Kucharski celebrates the winner

“One thing the boys know is that we don’t stop, we keep going to the final whistle.

“The game had seven minutes of time added on so we still had plenty of time to create those chances and the boys are feeling strong and kept going and capitalised on that moment,” he added.

“I was quite upset if we actually dropped the two points and the game finished as a draw but the boys didn’t stop and it’s great that JK scored a great goal and it’s been coming a long time for him.”

The squad celebrate together

The result and the three points while helping a lot mentally has also secured the Sky Blues inside the top six which means they will be playing finals football once again. First and second place is too far away for them, however a third place finish is, which would secure a home elimination final against sixth place.

Should they finish 4th they will host 5th place which is currently occupied by Macarthur who Talay’s side face on Saturday night at Campbelltown Stadium.

With the post season spot finalised, it doesn’t mean Talay is going to change the way they play.

“We still want to win our next two games and still finish as high as we possibly can.

“Obviously results need to go our way for that to happen but we need to put ourselves in that position and win our two games,” Talay said.

“Whatever happens after those two games happens.”

With all the emotion of the win, it can only help the mentality of the group moving into the last two matches and the finals series too.

A squad together

“The boys will be buzzing with that win and there will be a great feeling in the change room.

“That’s just the way we want to play. We keep going to the final whistle and it definitely worked out for us, especially in the Derby.”

Talay will let his chargers recover from the emotion from Saturday before taking on Macarthur on Saturday night at Campbelltown Stadium.