Hopkins content with Victory performance

Mon 04 January 2021 | 10:50

Melbourne Victory manager Jeff Hopkins was happy after his side played out a 0-0 draw with Brisbane Roar.

Melbourne Victory

started W-league season with a 0-0 draw with

Brisbane Roar

on Sunday, where both teams lost their best chances late on.


was satisfied with his side’s performance after a tough first half.

"Obviously Roar are a good side and they really locked us in in the first half and we most probably didn't help ourselves, we caused ourselves a few problems by trying to play in the wrong areas.

"First half, we were definitely under par as well, we didn't start the game and play the way that we had planned to, for a number of reasons. What was really pleasing was the way that we spoke about things at half-time, we didn't panic and we came out in the second half and we were much better second half. We used the wind to our advantage and created a lot of chances.

"I think we probably shaded it second half and I think they were on top in the first half as well."

Victory were on top for most of the second half, although they were unable to find the way to the net.

"The way we rolled our sleeves up and stayed in the game when we were under the pump, they created a few chances in the first half but we never really gave them clear-cut, simple chances, we made everything hard for them so if they were going to score, they really had to take the chance and do really well," Hopkins added.

"That was really pleasing for me. That's the first game out the way now, we've come away with a point and we can really build on that I think."

source: SportMob

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