Kevin Muscat prepares his Melbourne Victory team to take on an inform Perth Glory and he says that he has taught his team the ways to cope with the opposition.
A brilliant run in the last few weeks has seen Melbourne come up as competitors for the likes of Brisbane. The top two places in the Australian A League qualifies for the final series. Brisbane and Western Sydney Wanderers occupy this position but the likes of Melbourne are not far away. They need a run of wins in order to overtake Melbourne City for this spot.
Perth Glory are outside the play off places at the moment, but they are one of the inform teams in the division. A 6-1 win over Newcastle Jets in the previous league match confirmed their strength and Muscat will know that his team cannot afford complacency based on league position. Glory especially have a good record when it comes to games against Melbourne. They are undefeated in the last five meetings against Muscat’s team. This statistic has to change for Melbourne if they are to remain in contention for a final series position. The team are just a handful of points away from Brisbane and have the ability to overtake them if results go their way this weekend.
“I don’t know about the record. I do know one thing, we are going to go across there and regardless of history perform to a level that’s worthy of three points.And [there’s no point] worrying about the past – you’ve got to work on what’s there at the moment.They’ve got some depth now, if you look last week Keogh was on the bench, they’ve got some players who are playing well.Perth are a good team and they’re not going to make it easy for anyone, let alone us coming across there,” said Muscat.