Thomas' brilliant Victory training tale highlights Honda's outstanding attitude
Gun goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas has revealed exactly how Keisuke Honda's supreme professionalism is fuelling Melbourne Victory's red-hot start to the season.
Star marquee Honda is loving life in the Hyundai A-League, scoring four times in six starts and delivering a sparkling series of performances.
The former AC Milan man was at his dazzling best in the 4-0 crushing of Western Sydney Wanderers that extended Victory's winning streak to four matches.
Kevin Muscat's men are now just two points shy of leaders Perth Glory and their form is no surprise given the standards Honda is setting on the track.
"I think it was maybe the third or fourth round in and he came to me after training, maybe two days after a game," shot-stopper Thomas explained on Wednesday.
"He said 'Lawrence, I want to speak to you after training and go through some of your options for playing from the back.'
"So we stayed behind for half an hour and he spoke me through some of the options I should be looking for, what to play.
"He has a real passion for the game, he's incredibly disciplined.
"I think everyone at the club can pick his brain a bit and learn how to get to that top, top level."
Thomas, 26, has only been beaten seven times in six outings this season, helping the Champions amass the strongest goal difference of all 10 clubs.
He and Honda will have important parts to play when an in-form Adelaide United visit Marvel Stadium at 7:50pm on Saturday night.