Chianese confident of six straight
In-form Perth glory forward Joel Chianese believes his side's best football is still ahead of them, as they hunt a club record sixth consecutive victory against Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday.
The 29 year old has scored in each of the past three matches, and is now starting in place of regular Chris Ikonomidis.
"When you come in and everyone is performing so well, you just continue that run," Chianese told SportsDrive on Tuesday.
"Everyone is confident at the moment and the results are showing with five wins in a row going for six, good atmosphere around the club at the moment and I'm enjoying my football that's for sure."
The Glory have outscored their opponents 17-2 in their past five A-League games, having beaten Adelaide 3-0 at home last Saturday afternoon at HBF Park.
Chianese said there was healthy competition for spots within the club ahead of a trip to Sydney to play the Wanderers.
"It's probably something we didnt have at the start of the season, guys were almost garunteed a spot because of injuries and guys who werent ready, now you take your foot off the pedal and somebody else will come in and take their chance." Chianese said.
"It's healthy competition because everyone gets along really well in training, but we know you have to work hard, the boss has found a perfect mix to get us training and working hard and whoever gets picked plays well."
The former Sydney FC player was confident of another victory on Sunday.
"If we can match them physically, they will be in our face at the start. So if we can get through the first 25 minutes like we did against Adelaide, our fitness and style of play comes to fruition and we should be able to get on top." he said.
"We're excited for it, it looks like an awesome stadium, hopefully it's a good crowd, we can enjoy a good game and we can get a positive result."
Kick-off is at 3:30 PM AWST on Sunday at Bankwest Stadium.
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