McCormack: We’re focused on staying grounded

Melbourne City and Ross McCormack are under no illusions that the season is run and won after four matches.

The former Scottish international’s brace on Saturday night secured his side’s fourth win from just as many matches, with City sitting top of the A-League ladder.

With the Club’s biggest test coming this week in a top-of-the-table clash with Sydney FC, the striker believes there is still a long way to go for himself as a player and as a squad.

“We're not getting carried away, it's a good start and that's all it is,” McCormack said. “There are 23 games to go to get to where we want to be and we're focused on staying grounded and taking it week by week.

“[For me], I’m going to be judged on how many goals I score so the more goals I score the better it’s going to be. I’m no different from the rest of the squad, it’s one game at a time.

“Winning four games in a row is not a fluke. At the same time, there is a lot of good teams we still have to play so it’ll be difficult.”

McCormack stole the headlines with his brilliant free-kick that doubled his side’s lead against Adelaide and the on-loan forward knew once the free-kick was paid that it would be a definite chance.

“It’s one of those where I knew it was a good distance to get up and over the wall,” he said.

I said to Jamo [Scott Jamieson], ‘I think I’ve got a good chance here’ and he said, ‘go on, back yourself’ and thankfully it flew in.”

McCormack and City return to AAMI Park on Friday night to take on Sydney FC, kick-off 7.50pm. Knock-off early on Friday and come down to AAMI Park to catch our W-League side in the women’s Melbourne Derby! Kick-off 5.20pm.