Brillante: “The small details let us down”

Victory Captain Josh Brillante said his team were let down by the small details during Sunday’s loss to the Newcastle Jets.

Despite being the dominant side for the majority of attacking statistics, the Victory left Newcastle empty handed.

Nishan Velupillay scored his first Victory goal of the season, the highlight of an otherwise difficult day.

Speaking post match, captain Josh Brillante explained: “(it was a) Disappointing result for us, just the small details at the end there let us down and we go home with no points.”

Attacking against a strong wind proved difficult for the Victory in the first half, struggling to convert a number of promising chances.

“I think were doing okay first half against the wind, they were putting lots of pressure forward, we just had to have that discipline and that patience.”

“We tried to continue to do that in the second half, we started to get a bit of momentum, but then it kept swinging back and forth.”

In what were tough conditions, Brillante was adamant not to allow the conditions to become an excuse – as his side continue to work on finding a resolution.

“It was really tough, you know, early kick off, warm weather and a bit windy as well – but we’re all playing on the same pitch, so that’s not an excuse.”

Sunday’s result means Victory now sit seven points outside the top six, as they look to bounce back in this coming Saturday’s Melbourne Derby.