Kevin Muscat Expats More Improvement from Melbourne Victory Going Forward

Melbourne Victory manager Kevin Muscat says that he is slowly and steadily building the club towards retaining the title that they won last season. Melbourne Victory were able to overcome Newcastle in the play-off final to win the league last season. This was a tremendous achievement from the club which was not expected to challenge for major honours until the next few years. Yet, the improvement made byMuscat has been quite tremendous and this has raised expectations ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

The manager told Northern Touch that has tried to tone down those expectations by claiming that it may take a while before Melbourne Victory start to be regular title contenders.

For the time being, focuses on building the team from last season. The club has made some crucial signings in the window, but they have been unavailable for a number of reasons. For example, Swedish striker Ola Toivonen will not be linking up with Victory until the middle of September. Honda has been brought in during the summer but he is also not expected to feature in the first few friendly matches as a precautionary measure. One of the great advantages of Victory is the availability of a strong attacking talent, which includes the likes of James Troisi and KostaBarbarouses. Muscat has certainly not ruled out the possibility of bringing another player.

“It was one of those days, the conditions weren’t great and the pitch was pretty heavy because of the rain but it was a worthwhile hit-out for the boys. A lot of players weren’t available and we tried quite a few different things with our structure. We were hoping to get a little bit more out of Georg but with the pitch being so heavy with the rain we erred on the side of caution.We will have some more bodies arriving in the next week or so,” said Muscat.

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