LISTEN TO JAMES DONACHIE preview the derby ON CALCIO CAFE
Melbourne Victory defender James Donachie says the Victory have “shot themselves in the foot” on occasion this season and must be at their best to beat Melbourne City.
City and Victory head into the match on Friday night sitting third and fourth respectively with both sides having won a derby each this season.
This derby will be the first to feature City striker Bruno Fornaroli who Donachie is excited to match up against.
“He’s a very good player and very good on the ball, luckily I’ve played on him a few times so I know what he’s about,” Donachie said.
Donachie also told Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Calcio Café the team took a lot out of playing against the likes of Oscar and Hulk in the loss to Shanghai SIPG.
“It makes you sharper mentally, they’re always thinking ahead especially Oscar he’s a step above,” Donachie said.
“The little things they do show you where you are in the football world,” Donachie said.
Melbourne Victory will face Melbourne City on Friday Night at AAMI Park from 7:50pm (AEDT)
Calcio Café airs daily from 7am (AEDT) hosted by Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio.
listen to the full episode here