Antonis aims to get even better


Melbourne Victory midfielder Terry Antonis is in career best form but feels as though he can get better again. 

“I know I can do better – I’m happy with how I’m going – but there’s more [improvement] to come,” Antonis said on Friday.

“I think the training I did in the off-season and during the season with everyone – the boss, our staff and players – [has prepared me], but it’s not just me, it’s everyone who is playing really well this season.”

Early season form had Melbourne Victory’s number 8 on the cusp of Asian Cup selection and the form that turned heads then has continued.

“It’s obviously something I want to be a part of, but I’ve got to keep playing, keep playing well and things might happen.

“To be honest I’m worrying about myself. If [a call-up] was to happen I’d be over the moon, but I’m focusing on my club and performing each week. 

Antonis and his teammates registered a season-high 5-0 win on Tuesday night, but any celebrations were short lived with more tests on the way. 

“We’re obviously happy with the win, but we’ve got to move on. We’ve got a big game this weekend against Wellington.

“They’re doing really well, they’re a tough side to play against – we saw that when we played them [recently].

“They’re a dangerous side, a good side. Mark Rudan has them doing really well and every side that us – especially at home – wants to beat us. It’ll be a difficult game, but we know what we have to do.”

Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat has shuffled his squad during the recent fixture list, giving breaks where possible to the likes of Carl Valeri, Ola Toivonen and Kosta Barbarouses.

Antonis is happy to play whenever and however much the manager asks.

“You’ll have to ask him!” he said regarding any plans or prospect of a break.

“For me, personally, if you could play every day or every second day I’d say yes. I feel good at the moment, all the boys are feeling good.

“It’s up to [Kevin], but everyone wants to play as much as they can.”