lISTEN TO CARL VALERI'S THOUGHTS AHEAD OF BIG BLUE
Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri believes it’s going to be a midfield battle when Melbourne Victory host Sydney FC tomorrow at AAMI Park.
Valeri told Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Calcio Café executing the basic elements will be vital against an in-form Sydney FC.
“We have to do the basics well. That’s the key against Sydney, doing the basics well,” Valeri said.
Valeri spoke about Sydney’s ability to overload and use their midfield, but says Victory have the capability to challenge the league leaders.
“We’re focusing on what we can do and how we can break Sydney with our structure,” Valeri said.
This will be the second time the two sides have met since last season’s Grand Final and Valeri is adamant the side have moved on.
“It’s not about revenge, Sydney deserved to win [The Grand Final] and they did. We are 100 per cent focused on this game,” Valeri said
Melbourne Victory host Sydney FC for the first time at AAMI Park this season, a factor Valeri believes will galvanise the team.
“The atmosphere [at AAMI Park] is always fantastic,” Valeri said.
Calcio Café airs daily from 7am (AEDT) with Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio.
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