VIDEO: Hat-trick hero says undefeated Victory will improve


Melbourne Victory stalwart Archie Thompson says his side were disappointed to only come away with a draw against Sydney FC on Saturday night.

Speaking at Sunday morning’s recovery session, the Hyundai A-League’s leading goalscorer said the mood in the changerooms was a “sombre” one after Saturday’s 3-3 draw with rivals Sydney FC.

“It was disappointing we didn’t get the three points,” Thompson said.

“The vibe is good, but we are actually disappointed because we didn’t win and I think that’s the attitude we have in this dressing room at the moment. We feel like we’ve got the quality and confidence to go out and win every game.

“We pride ourselves on what we do and what we have done.

“We will work harder again this week. As a team we hold ourselves in a high regard and a high level and we are shying away from that in the last couple of weeks. But the thing is we aren’t losing. It proves how good we are and we are going to be if we stick to what we know.”

The 36-year-old said the side was now firmly focused on securing bragging rights in next Saturday’s Melbourne Derby.

“We are undfeated still, sitting second… and when it comes to derbies, everyone says it, but it’s so true, you forget about where you are on the table because these games are special.”