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Best Sydney FC team I've seen: Brosque

  • Best Sydney FC team I've seen: Brosque

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05: Alex Brosque of Sydney FC celebrates with the crowd after victory during the round five A-League match between Sydney FC and the Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Sydney FC skipper Alex Brosque has declared this year's ladder-leading squad the best he's seen in his eight seasons at the A-League club.

The former Socceroo celebrated his 150th game in the Sky Blue with a goal in their 4-1 rout of Perth on Sunday that extended their season-opening winning streak to six.

The title heavyweights are now one win off breaking Melbourne Victory's record seven successive wins to kick off their title-winning 2006-07 campaign.

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Brosque said he couldn't remember a Sydney FC unit as dominant as the current version.

"You go through pre-seasons hoping that you'll get a start like this, but in the A-League, it's that tough and anyone can beat anyone on their day," Brosque said.

"It makes it even more special what we've done. Six games that we've won in a row, the FFA Cup as well, making the final there, it's not easy.

"It's a difficult competition. The foreigners will tell you that. From week to week, if you're not as close to your best as possible, you're not going to win.

"I've never seen a team at Sydney since I've been here, start this way, even play this way, dominate games this way."

Ahead of next week's clash against Brisbane, Sydney FC are six points clear of second-placed Melbourne City and 16 ahead of defending premiers Adelaide in last place.

However Brosque, who at 33 years of age is the oldest player on the Sky Blues roster, urged his playing group not to get carried away with their early-season success.

He was quick to point out how the club were sitting comfortably in the top four last season before winning just one of their final 12 games and missing the finals.

"There is a long way to go. We're not getting carried away," he said.

"(The coaching group is) not going to let us and we can't afford to because we started well last year and then we fell away. We need to just maintain and keep doing what we're doing."

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