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Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat embarrassed by big loss to Melbourne City

Fever pitch: Victory coach Kevin Muscat reacts after a receiving derby drubbing at the hands of crosstown rivals City. Photo: Robert Cianflone Hold out: Melbourne City defender Manny Muscat intercepts in front of Victory striker Besart Berisha. Photo: Robert Cianflone
Nanjing Night Net

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat labelled his side’s performance in Saturday night’s derby drubbing to Melbourne City an ’embarrassment.’

Victory fell behind to a Tim Cahill thunderbolt in the 27th minute and never recovered, losing 4-1 in front of a crowd of over 43,000 at Etihad Stadium.

It left the A-League’s most successful club with just one point from their first two games after last week’s 1-1 draw with Brisbane Roar.

Muscat said he couldn’t pinpoint a reason for his team’s lack of intensity, but slammed its overall showing against the slick City outfit.

“The playing group are devastated because we’ve let a lot of our fans and members down tonight,” Muscat said.

“It’s a disappointing night for us from start to finish.

“Obviously with such a big occasion, a big turnout for our members and fans. It was the worst possible start we could have had.

“The biggest disappointment for me, apart from the embarrassment of treating our fans with such a poor performance – that we didn’t really recover, if anything we want into our shell.”

However despite a host of poor performances from players, Muscat refused to point the finger at individuals.

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

“If you want to go down the road of naming an individual, that’s not what I do. I think it’d be pretty harsh and unfair.”

Muscat said that despite his side’s lacklustre performance, Victory had not reached an early-season crisis ahead of next Saturday night’s away game against Adelaide, and the FFA Cup semi-final against City on Tuesday week.

“It was so far from what our normal standard is, there’s no reason to panic, I certainly won’t.

“The players will be down on themselves. They’ll have tomorrow to digest that. We’ll get back into work on Monday.”

Muscat also bemoaned that a foul wasn’t paid against City’s Fernando Brandan as he barged past Victory’s Jason Geria to score City’s fourth goal of the night.

“I promised myself I wasn’t going to have a whinge,because we’ve only got ourselves to blame for tonight, but the fourth goal’s a foul.” Marco Rojas with a moment of brilliance on what was otherwise a very disappointing night #MelbDerby#MVFChttps://t.co/hhxReivZkM— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) October 15, 2016

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