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Victory need to be more “ruthless” admits defender


Melbourne Victory defender Rhys Williams says his side needs to adapt a more “ruthless” approach to the game, and start piecing together more dominant victories.

After just getting past Perth Glory 3-2 last week, the Victory are preparing to battle Western Sydney tomorrow night. Despite rising to fourth on the table after a poor start, Williams believes the club still has major scope for improvement.

“I thought we dominated the game from start to finish and it should have been a lot more,” he told SEN Drive about the win against Perth.

“We had a few really good chances that we should have finished, and what we need to start doing is be more ruthless.

“We have taken the lead a few times but we haven’t ended up punishing teams, and that’s came back to bite us a few times.

“That’s something we are working on, to be ruthless and finish teams off when we have the chance.”

Melbourne didn’t secure a win this season until Round 7, after an indifferent start to the campaign.

However, Williams believes the results haven’t told the full story, as he feels Victory is close to fulfilling their potential.

“We haven’t been playing too bad for the full season, it is just about putting bits and pieces together,” he said.

“We are a team that wants to be right at the top there with Sydney, we have pushed what happened at the start of the season behind us, and now it’s about moving forward.”

The former Glory defender made the switch to Melbourne this season and has been one of the club’s standout performers.

He will return from suspension tomorrow and says he is “hoping” to return to the starting line-up.

Did you miss Rhys Williams’ chat on SEN Drive with Jack Heverin and Cam Mooney? Take a listen in the player below!

A League Melbourne Victory SEN Drive Rhys Williams

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