Red-hot Robbie wants wins

Robbie Kruse may be in the best goalscoring form of his short career, but the 22-year-old is focussed on team success this season, rather than any individual honours.

Robbie Kruse may be in the best goalscoring form of his short career, but the 22-year-old is focussed on team success this season, rather than any individual honours.

Kruse has scored in three consecutive Hyundai A-League games, the first time he has done that in his career, including a cracking goal against his former side Brisbane on the weekend. In Archie Thompson's absence, he has become the most important striker in the team.

Having overcome early-season injuries which cost him game time, Kruse feels the momentum of his season is starting to roll and that is reflected in the regularity in which he is hitting the back of the net.

"I'm finally stringing some games together and finally scoring a few goals. I've only played seven games this season. I think that's my fourth in the row, so hopefully I can keep that going and keep scoring goals, that's my job in the team," Kruse said after training on Tuesday.

"I've had a few calf and hammy injuries throughout the season and just missing a game here and there, it's hard to get a bit of momentum going. I'm happy I'm finally playing a few games in row and hopefully I can keep it going."

While his goalscoring record in recent weeks may stand out to fans and statisticians, Kruse feels it's no more than what he should be doing as a striker.

"I'm a striker I get judged on goals. Personally, I'm happy with the goals I've got so far, four out of seven games. In the end it comes down to the team, and if we are not winning games, it doesn't mean anything. I'll keep working hard doing my bit."

Melbourne Victory have failed to put together consecutive wins so far this season and Kruse felt that his side had let an opportunity slip on Saturday night away against Brisbane, a game they lost 2-1.

"We were gutted because in the first half we didn't play that well and then in the second half we came out and dominated and created a couple of chances, got a goal early and we were disappointed we didn;t go on with the win," he said.

"It's behind us now. There's still a long way to go in the season and we really need to start winning. Hopefully it starts this Friday night."

Friday night is a clash against ladder-leading Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium, a team Victory have an imposing recent record against. Kruse has been impressed with what he has seen from the Reds this year, but thinks the fact that Melbourne have won nine straight matches against them could give his side an edge.

"We've beaten them nine times in a row. I've heard that in the media a fair bit lately. It's going to be the back of their minds," Kruse said.

"They are definitely playing some good football. We are going in as underdogs and they haven't lost a game in the opening 11 or so games, they had a great victory against Wellington on the weekend. We've beaten them the last nine games, we're definitely confident. Here at Etihad after a good win last time, we are definitely confident we can get the win."