Melbourne Victory manager Ange Postecoglou is a boss that expects the best out of the teams he manages. That was the case with the Brisbane Roar, and it is also the case with his current club. On Saturday, the Victory went up the Princes Highway to Sydney, and Allianz Stadium, for a crunch time collision with Alessandro Del Piero and Sydney FC.
“Our last three weeks have been pretty good, pretty consistent – Adelaide, Newcastle and Monday night (Wellington) – so we expect that consistency to keep going,” Postecoglou told James Ranson of Omnisport. “It would be good to win a couple of games on the trot and win away from home. I think those kind of things add belief to a group and how we’re progressing.”
“Our focus is on us and it has to be right until we get our game plan right and our structures right.
“There’s no point trying to minimise the opposition and what their strengths and weaknesses are (so) obviously we’ll make slight adjustments.”
Great teams are those who rally back with their backs against the wall. Sometimes they have to entertain the opposing fans with their heart and determination to kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight.
Down 2-0 and with about 15 minutes to go, the rally began. Super sub Andrew Nabbout scored a brace in the 75th and 88th minutes and the ever-reliable Archie Thompson added an insurance goal in the 83rd minute to give Melbourne Victory a come-from-behing 3-2 victory over Sydney FC.
With the win, Melbourne even their record to 3-0-3 (nine points) and are fifth in the A-League ladder.
Up next for Ange Postecoglou’s Melbourne Victory is a home tie with Central Coast Mariners at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Nov. 17.