Kurz rues missed chances


Marco Kurz lamented Melbourne Victory’s missed chances after a 3-1 loss to Western United on Sunday.

Victory went ahead through Andrew Nabbout at GMHBA Stadium, but a Besart Berisha brace and Panagiotis Kone goal saw Western United to its win.

But Victory had numerous chances, with Western United goalkeeper Filip Kurto making several good saves.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Victory head coach Kurz discussed the game and upcoming matches.

on the game…
“I think if you create 10 chances in the first half and you give them four chances and they scored after four crosses three goals then it’s in the defending not good enough and if you have 10 chances and you score not more goals then it’s in the offensive not enough. In the second half, we had maybe against a very deep-sitting opponent another two big chances. We are disappointed and we have to change a lot to be successful in games.”

on changes…
“I think I need after this game more than one day to watch the game again and to find hopefully the right decisions. We are disappointed, I’m disappointed for our fans because we had fantastic support and if you score the first goal against a team they stay very compact you must play a better part or a better game to get the points. But congrats to Western United, they were in the consequence with their chances, they scored three goals and we scored only one and football is a sport you have to score a goal and you have to defend offensive, attacking from the opponents and in both we were today not good enough.”

on importance of upcoming games…
“For us every game is big because you can read the ladder, we have eight points after nine games. That’s not enough. The play-off places are far away and we need points to get closer to the positions and that means every game now in the season is for us important and we need points.”