Melbourne Victory’s Marcos Flores believes this weekend’s Melbourne Derby against city rivals Melbourne Heart will be important for Victory’s chances of winning the A-League Championship.
“Yes, we are looking forward [to the Melbourne Derby], we are excited, as a team we want to achieve something important so every weekend is going to be important from now.
“For us it’s important, every three points, and because we want to achieve what every team wants to achieve, to be champions.”
Flores came to Melbourne to become champions and the former Adelaide playmaker is confident because coach Ange Postecoglou made the Victory believe they can lift the silverware.
“I believe in my dreams, I came to Melbourne Victory to be champion, not to be second, not to be third. I want to be a champion and every day I’m working for that and my teammates as well.
“Our coach make from the first day believe that we can do something important for this club and we want to write one story in this club and I’m pretty excited for that.”
The Argentine’s main aim this weekend is to make the fans happy, but the boisterous Victory fans will only be happy with the three points.
“It is going to be one important Derby for us, for the people, for the supporters, and we just want to make them happy and this is our goal, “ Flores said after training this morning.
The Victory started the season off slowly, however, Flores is proud of his teammates’ progression.
“I feel so proud, to be honest, I feel proud of my teammates and I feel proud of our group because at this stage every team wants to improve and we are doing this stuff so I am very happy,” he told reports.
When asked about the slow start, Flores reminded everyone that major changes in a football team does take time to adjust to.
“When you change for beautiful things, when you want to change the philosophy, when you want to switch the passion of everyone to change the mind, it’s not easy,” he said.
The 27-year-old also wants the rest of the competition to worry about the Victory because of their attacking brand of football.
“Of course, we want them to worry because we want to show that every week we are aggressive, even when the games are getting complicated, we keep attacking so we have this kind of football, this aggressive football,” the fleet-footed attacking midfielder said.
Not only did Flores join the Victory to win silverware, but also the Argentine wanted to play under Ange Postecoglou, who Flores was very jealous of while at Adelaide United.
“He is one successful coach. I have a lot of respect for him and he’s one of the important reasons why I came to the club. I was so jealous when I saw him in Brisbane when I was playing in Adelaide. I was so jealous and the only thing I wanted is to be under him, to be part of one philosophy, the way he drives the team and the way he want to play and I’m really proud of the happiness to be here,” he said.