Marco Kurz has declared his side will be out to build on its current run of form when Melbourne Victory travels to the Central Coast Mariners on Sunday.
Victory heads into its first clash against the Mariners this season off impressive back-to-back wins.
In contrast, Central Coast has lost its past two matches, but Kurz said Victory would not be taking its opponents lightly.
“Central Coast in my view are a good team, very organised, and we have to perform very well, maybe we have to improve to the next step to get a good result and beat them,” Kurz said.
“The league quality is really close you have to perform week to week to get results.
“To play away is part of the tournament, it’s part of the challenge and we are well prepared.
“We spoke with the boys and we said to them the way we perform, the hard work and the body language, that was the key to our success, and we have to show this week-to-week.”
Ola Toivonen won’t make the trip to Central Coast Stadium and when asked whether there could be any further changes, Kurz said he was still tinkering with his final line-up.
“I have two nights more to change one or two positions.”
“During the week the boys they always have time to show the coach they want to start, and now it’s up to me to find the right line-up to get a good result for Victory.”
“If you perform well with a good attitude, good body language and hard work, we will get the results everybody wants to see.”
Victory is unbeaten in its past 18 matches against Central Coast, a run which started in 2013.