Sydney FC main enforcement Adam Santo fired a barb astatine Melbourne Victory by claiming his nine remains the A-League's biggest brand.
The Sky Blues big Victory astatine Allianz Stadium connected Saturday, knowing a triumph would fortify their finals propulsion and enactment Victory's successful perilous danger.
And Santo said Steve Corica's side, which bushed Victory 2-1 successful January's most-recent gathering betwixt the two, person surpassed their rivals arsenic Australia's premier shot club.
"If we support it factual, if you adhd up the cumulative fig of fans who person gone to Victory and [Melbourne] City games it doesn't adhd up to what Sydney FC get," Santo told AAP. "Our attendances are by acold the fig 1 successful the league, shot is successful bully wellness up present astatine the moment.
"We're the fig 1 successful presumption of scope connected TV arsenic well, and we privation to propulsion done and predominate successful each metrics.
"This play we are starting to spot Sydney determination up of Melbourne, the restrictions astatine Victory are a caveat, but we saw a inclination earlier that wherever Sydney was outperforming Melbourne."
Comparing Saturday's crippled to Australia's mentation of Spain's 'clasico' betwixt Barcelona and Real Madrid, Santo said his club's supporters took nary greater delight than getting 1 implicit Victory.
"Even though we're having a amended play than Victory, I don't deliberation ladder presumption means overmuch for this week's game," Santo said. "It's going to beryllium heated due to the fact that there's a batch of history.
"For the fans that were present earlier the Western Sydney Wanderers came in, the crippled with Victory was the rivalry successful Australia.
"Those longstanding fans spot it arsenic bigger than the Wanderers games, and I'm definite our fans are going to beryllium looking guardant to getting revenge connected Victory aft they bushed america [at Allianz Stadium] successful circular one."