While Victory’s performance wasn’t completely convincing on Friday, it should ease the pressure on boss Marco Kurz, whose image on the big screen pre-game attracted a rumbling of boos from a small section of the 13,084-fan home crowd.
The Victory coach had emphasised the need for his team to get back to basics and from the opening minutes.
There was clearly an improved intent and aggression about his side before the secured just their second win of the season.
“After we scored the first goal the players got self-confident, they started to play, to set up, to build up,” Kurz said.
“I think it was a big game for the club, also with (Leigh Broxham’s) 300th and it was very important that we got the win.
“I thought the boys fought really well, we are happy today.”
Victory’s night got complicated before it even began.
Interim Melbourne Victory coach Grant Brebner insists the struggling A-League glamour club are heading in the right direction despite equalling their worst run of losses. Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Brisbane in Sydney was their fourth straight defeat, matching the streak they set in December 2015. Second-from-bottom Victory play last-placed Central Coast next Monday and finish […]