Post game declarations

Perth Glory have continued their best start to a Hyundai A-League season with a 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix.

Perth Glory have continued their best start to a Hyundai A-League season with a 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix.

Here are the post game declarations from the media conference.

Perth Glory Coach Dave Mitchell:

"We made it hard for ourselves I think.

"We created quite a few chances. We didn't capitalise on them and Wellington always had a lot of threat in their side and as soon as they got the goal back it was like, sit on your seat and hold on 'cause they threw a lot of balls into the box and they could have bounced anywhere.

"We scored the second goal (and) we thought we've got the game won now, because we've been good at keeping clean sheets at certain times.

"Obviously we didn't and that's something to address.

"When you've been so dominant and create so many chances - and we didn't put them to the sword - that's when it comes back to bite you on the backside. That could have happened today and fortunately it didn't.

"You bite your fingernails when you're thinking 'not again (to concede a late equaliser) after building a commanding lead of 2-0.

"But we've held on, which is an important factor for us.

"Credit to the boys ... Tando's made an important save late in the game.''

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante on a 79th minute penalty claim:

"I didn't see it but the boys up front said they thought it was a pretty clear handball.

"I haven't seen any replays or anything.

"But we can't come away and let goals go in early like that and chase the game. It's hard enough being away and to cop one early is difficult.

"... We fought to the end and were a bit unlucky in the end not to pinch a 2-2 draw.”

Dave Mitchell on man of the match Mile Sterjovski:

"He was outstanding tonight up front.

"He was carrying an injury in the second half and we just said 'look, we need you to stay on' because there was a few other players suffering that probably had to be changed.

"There was a bit of grit and determination from him to stay on.''

Mile Sterjovski on his start to the season:

"I'm really enjoying my football and I'm enjoying my time here, so it all comes together and I think it shows in my performance.

"It definitely is mentally as well. There was a lot of things going on last year that not many people know about for sure, but that's all gone now and I can just concentrate on the football.

"I'm really enjoying my time at the moment and I'm hoping that it continues