Melbourne Victory stalwart Leigh Broxham says the fresh look and approach to Victory’s pre-season has been a boost both personally and for the team.
Entering his 14th Hyundai A-League season, Broxham has seen plenty of success at the club and played just about every on-field role in that time.
However, Broxham isn’t looking too far ahead in a season that should bring up the utility’s 300th A-League game and is instead enjoying a revamped pre-season under new Head Coach, Marco Kurz.
“It’s different,” says Broxham.
“Marco’s got a different style to previous coaches that I’ve had so it took a few weeks initially to get used to his ideas and the way he wants to do things, but the change has been nice.”
Under Kurz, Broxham has continued to wear the captain’s armband as he has done in recent seasons, such is his ability to adapt and play any role for the team.
He’s relished the opportunity to lead the club’s new-look squad in recent pre-season fixtures, and believes everyone is fighting for starting spots come Round 1 in two weeks’ time.
“We’ve taken every game pretty seriously and with a new coach, positions and spots are on the line.
“There are some young guys who have come in that are really thriving under Marco, but they’re all good players and also really good people. That helps a lot in the changerooms too.
“We’re fit and ready to go, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the season shapes up.”