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Muscat thinks there is still room for improvement

Melbourne Victory managed a very good 3-0 win over Perth Glory in recent Australian friendly match, but Melbourne manager Kevin Muscat was not necessarily a happy man after the match. He said that his team should have won the match by an even bigger margin because they did not take advantage of the possession. Ahead of the start of the new season, Melbourne Victory were taking on Perth Glory in what was going to be a tough match for the home team. The match at the AAMI Park saw Melbourne comfortably win the encounter.
Gui Finkler opened scoring with a deflected freekick just a few minutes before the half-time break. The real star of the show was the summer signing Besart Berisha who scored two goals in the second half to put the match beyond any doubt. The first half was not necessarily a great spectacle as both teams struggled to take advantage of the possession. This point was reiterated by the 41-year-old coach after the encounter. He said that Melbourne have improved a lot if there are to have aspirations of winning the title come the end of the season. Melbourne were playing in a 4-2-3-1 formation that appeared to suit them extremely well.
"The biggest thing we can take out of this is when we win the ball back, [because] we want to go and score so quickly, we turn over possession and it becomes a bit of a fight for the ball. You know, you work so hard to retrieve the ball, you've got to be a little bit more careful when you've got it. We've got to learn to be a little more patient at time. Structurally I think we set up reasonably well...and then when you do win it in that final third, the rewards are pretty big,” said Muscat.