From the Dugout with JvS

Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John van 't Schip discusses his side's win over Sydney FC at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John van 't Schip discusses his side's win over Sydney FC at the Sydney Football Stadium.

We know that we-re in that situation where every game we play now is like a final and Thursday night we were a little bit lucky I think, especially in the second half.

In the first half, we played well, we were dictating and creating a few chances. But in the second half we struggled, and then you need a little bit of luck, and along the season, we missed a bit of that luck and today it was there, so we are very happy of course.

That-s why they are on the bench, to try and bring some new fresh blood and I think they did that. It was a good move from Gerald. He has of course the feet to that, and the vision. Adrian has the quick run and it was a good finish.

Adrian did very well. He has played from the first Victory game until now, and I think he needed a little bit of a rest. He came in with his fresh legs, and fresh mind and deserved to score the winner.

We want to make a difference if it-s in the beginning, if it-s half way. Of course, when you score at the end it-s even better as it decreases the chance of the opponent equalising.

But it-s not that we talk about that. We had a good win last week and we believe in what we are doing, and that-s something we took from last week, to keep on going for 95 minutes and that is what we did today as well.