Finkler thrilled with team effort


Melbourne Victory midfielder Gui Finkler says Saturday night’s win over Newcastle was thoroughly deserved.

Finkler, who scored the match winner with a world-class free-kick, said his Victory teammates had worked hard all night and securing the three points was just reward.

“The effort the boys made last night was unbelievable, we ran a lot. We deserved the win and that’s what we got in the end,” Finkler said.

“We started the second half pretty good with a lot of possession of the ball but we couldn’t break them down. I think we deserved the win because we were looking for the three points from the first minute.”

This morning’s recovery session will be Victory’s last at AAMI Park before the Asian Cup forces Kevin Muscat and his side to train in Port Melbourne.

Finkler said the upcoming move was unlikely to upset the team’s momentum and promising start to the season.

“It’s going to be different, but I think we’ve got a good set up over there in Port Melbourne,” he said.

“It will be different but sometimes a change is good.”

Victory also take their next home game on the road, with next Friday night’s clash with league leaders Perth Glory to be played at Geelong’s Simonds Stadium.

Finkler said the players were excited about the prospect of the top-of-the-table clash.

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