Van't Schip: We Have To Be Humble

Melbourne Heart coach John van 't Schip believes his side are on crest of something special after accounting for league leading Brisbane Roar.

Melbourne Heart coach John van 't Schip believes his side are on crest of something special after accounting for league leading Brisbane Roar.

Heart ended the Roar-s near two-year unbeaten streak with an impressive 2-1 win at Suncorp Stadium through goals from Jonatan Germano and Eli Babalj.

"Brisbane is the best team at the moment. That we won this evening doesn't mean they're not good anymore, they still remain the best team here in the A-League," said van 't Schip

"But we are in a good moment. We had a game plan for the first half that worked out very well and then in the second half we went in with the lead knowing that there would be a lot of pressure, because Brisbane score a lot of goals at the end of their games."

"It was a very good win. At the end we had a bit of luck and a goalkeeper doing his job, so overall we're a happy team and a happy club at the moment."

"We are on the beginning, I have a feeling, of something that could happen. We have to be sharp, we have to be humble, we have to work hard on the training pitch and keep on doing the things that we believe in and work on."

"There's no reason to start celebrating... we've seen how close all the teams are... we have to understand that it doesn't come for nothing."

Pre-game van 't Schip had talked up his side's willingness to slug it out with Brisbane and after the result the Heart gaffer reiterated his belief that meeting fire with fire was the only chance.

"People were saying that Wellington had a great result (drawing 1-1 against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium in week six). They had a great result, but also, it could easily have been seven or eight to one," he said.

"You need to play forward otherwise, one way or another, you're going to cop goals."

"So that's what we did and it worked out. If we play them another 10 times they might win seven or eight, but it worked out well this evening and I have to give the boys a very big compliment."