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‘We made a lot of people bloody happy’ Victory coach Kevin Muscat thrilled with finals win

Melbourne Victory coach was in a jovial on Monday morning as he spoke to Tony Leonard and Tony Shaw following his sides stirring win over ladder leaders Sydney FC on Saturday night.

Muscat, who has been involved in the last six A-League Grand Finals as a player and a coach admitted it was a tough night for his team with more than a few things going wrong.

“There were so many subplots, you know, Rhys Williams goes down in the warm up, then Stef Nigro comes into the team off the bench because Rhys goes down, then the ball hits him inadvertently and goes in for the first own goal.”

However, the fiery coach said he “Enjoyed every minute of it. We made a lot of people bloody happy on Saturday night and that gives me no greater satisfaction.”

Muscat lauded his teams resilience throughout the season and on a night where the Victory were responsible for all five goals of the night.

“The players deserve all the plaudits they get. It has been an unbelievable effort of resilience, not only this game, but I think we have had to be resilient throughout this season. One challenge after another has been thrown at this group and they have responded.”

Muscat also responded to questions about his assistant coaches recieving four match bans for on field altercations with Sydney FC player David Carney.

“The verdict was handed down last night and we will sift through and we will see what we want to do there. They are the most loyal and helpful people. I will be doing everything possible to support them.”


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