Kurz: We're on the right track

Marco Kurz believes Melbourne Victory is on the right track after a 0-0 draw in its Hyundai A-League season opener against City.

Victory went closest to a winner at Marvel Stadium on Saturday, Elvis Kamsoba's second-half effort ruled out for offside by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Speaking at a post-match news conference, Kurz discussed Victory's performance and Tim Hoogland's injury.

on the game…
"I think our performance was not better than City's. That means a draw is the fair result. I think from beginning you saw two teams, they played out of a good structure, nobody wants to risk too much, City was really good in the defence. We had a couple of good moments when we played to the outside position, but our crossing or final passes were not clear enough to create chances and I think that was a point at half-time to make it better, to make clearer actions and also to have more killer instinct in the finishing for example or crossing. After the offside goal, I think it was an open game, it was more not clear enough from our side, the structure from City was in this case much better."

on making progress…
"I think you saw that City was the team that played more minutes together in official games and you saw that we need time for improvement and a lot of work to do. I'm still confident, I believe in the boys and I'm 100 per cent confident that we are on the right track. The result is not bad against a very strong side from City."

on Hoogland…
"The injury is very disappointing for all of us, but mostly for Tim. We will see how long he is out, I cannot say time, but it was not good enough to be a part of the game today. We will have a scan and then we will see how serious the injury is."