Victory missing in action but not under Muscat fire

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Kevin Muscat was not happy after his side’s “disappointing” and “embarrassing” night in the Melbourne Derby.

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And he shouldn’t be.

Victory continued their winless start to the campaign after crosstown rivals Melbourne City unceremoniously dispatched the home side 4-1.

“It was the worst possible start we could’ve had.

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” Muscat said during the post match press conference.

“They set the standard really early with a couple of challenges. Nothing untoward but just really strong and physical and we didn’t come to grips with it.”

Victory were never in the game with City playing absolutely scintillating football, no moment better than Tim Cahill’s debut A-League goal.

The Socceroo hit the ball from over 35 yards out catching Victory keeper Lawrence Thomas off his line, with the ball sailing into the top right corner.

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“We conceded that goal when we were in comfortable possession. It’s a wonder-strike no doubt,” Muscat said.

“But it just seemed to knock the confidence out of us, and it became a long night for us very early in the game.”

Cahill’s goal was one of four brilliantly worked goals that left multiple Victory players looking rather foolish.

Always second to the ball, Victory were run over by City who claimed their first win at Etihad stadium in six competitive matches, leaving Victory’s players looking as if they had never played football before.

Ben Khalfallah couldn’t control the ball to save his life, Oli Bozanic had just eight passes to his name, and Besart Berisha was nowhere to be seen.

Despite the poor showing Muscat was not in the mood to point the finger to  weak links in the team.

“I’m not going to sit here and name individuals. If anything I’ll take responsibility.” Muscat said.

“There is not one mistake, there is not one player that makes an error that gives a goal away. It’s a combination of things.”

Normally after a performance like that a manager would be very concerned, especially since his team hasn’t played well at all this season.

But Kevin Muscat is no ordinary manager.

“[Tonight] was so far from what our normal standard is that I suggest it is no reason to panic. I certainly won’t.

Next week’s trip to the current A-League champions will be a real test of Melbourne Victory’s character and Kevin Muscat will be praying that his team can rediscover their form. Quickly.

“We will be looking forward. We will prepare and plan to go across to Adelaide and I don’t think it will be too difficult to improve on that performance tonight.”

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