Embracing The Challenge

Melbourne Heart FC is set to embrace the challenge of taking on cross town rivals Victory on the Hyundai A-League's biggest stage this Saturday night.

Melbourne Heart FC is set to embrace the challenge of taking on cross town rivals Victory on the Hyundai A-League's biggest stage this Saturday night.

While expectations of a breakthrough result within the team are high, star recruit David Williams says the playing group are happy to take a back seat and let their football do the talking.

Williams also added Saturday night isn-t the time for excuses, saying the team will simply need to overcome the loss of Fred to injury and move on.

“We can-t depend on one player to get results."There's expectation by the coach, the club and especially the players but, with the fans, I'm not exactly sure how they're feeling,” he said.

"For us to come out here and play our own game is what we want to do. The best test is the biggest test and this would be it."

After urging his team mates to develop a ruthless streak following the team-s disappointing loss to Perth Glory over the weekend, the former Brondby attacker has once again issued a call to arms.

Williams says the Melbourne Derby looms as the ultimate opportunity to cast aside the team-s ‘friendly- streak and battle it out in the search for three points.

“This game is the perfect occasion. The players are sometimes too friendly and Saturday is a game where we can't be too friendly. For us it's do-or-die."