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Aug 08, 2020   |  10:33AM AET

Brebner hails ‘fantastic’ Victory display

Brebner hails ‘fantastic’ Victory display

Grant Brebner praised Melbourne Victory for a “fantastic” performance in the 4-0 win over Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League.

Marco Rojas scored a brace either side of Andrew Nabbout’s penalty before Elvis Kamsoba netted his first league goal for the club in the rout at Jubilee Stadium on Saturday.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, interim head coach Brebner – who celebrated his first win at the helm – hailed his team.

on the performance…
“I’ve seen the performance in stages over these four games and I’ve said a few times we just needed a little bit of luck, but the performance tonight was fantastic and I’m really pleased obviously for the way the boys saw out the game, not just happy to sit there at two, to keep pushing forward, keeping being brave and really happy for them.”

on the youngsters…
“The kids are just part of a squad of players and I haven’t singled out the kids necessarily. The kids, like the senior players, have to show that they want to be on the pitch, they want to drive themselves, they want to push each other and it’s a collective. I’ve not tried to make it too separate young and old, I will play the players that deserve to play and I will play the players that keep showing that willingness to do what we want and tonight it paid off for us.”

on his first win…
“It obviously feels good. I didn’t like being on the end of those three results prior, but as I sit here now, I honestly feel more happy for the people in Melbourne that are following us, that are supporting us, our fans and members that needed that tonight to give them a lift because as we know we’re doing it tough in Melbourne so for everybody connected with the club in Melbourne, for the players and staff here, it’s just been a nice result at a timely time because we needed that little lift.”

on good signs…
“Birkan (Kirdar) has been a player I’ve known for a while in the youth team and it’s frustrated me that we’ve had to wait so long to see Birkan put in a performance like that which I’ve always known he’s had in him. I won’t let him get carried away with it, that’s a platform for him now to move on from where he’s been and use that as motivation to stay in the team. Aaron Anderson, he’s looked like he’s been playing A-League football for a lot longer than he has. That was his third game tonight and I think he’s pass that maybe led to the third goal was exceptional. I’m really pleased for a lot of players, but as I said, I don’t want to make it just about the kids because Leigh Broxham, James Donachie, Adama (Traore), Storm Roux, all around them were terrific and we have another game where we want them to make sure it wasn’t a flash in the pan one game.”