Joyce: Our focus goes back to this week


City boss Warren Joyce says his side is continuing to make positive steps forward despite results over the past three weeks.

His side has only picked up one point in its last three fixtures but says the performances have impressed him, believing they have been better than some of the wins picked up wins earlier in the season.

After a disappointing loss to the Roar last week, Joyce is looking forward to bounce back at home and feels his side will take that opportunity.

“All the questions when we were winning were ‘you won, but you’ve not played well’. We did enough for a draw against Sydney, we did enough to win two games against Western Sydney so I wouldn’t say it’s a crisis,” Joyce said.

“Last week we gave three poor goals away and you can’t win any games if you give goals away as bad as that. They are human beings, everybody makes mistakes and they have been outstanding so far this season.

“You could look at the goals again and others may have been able to help them out so we’ve got to look at us as a group where everybody is doing all they can to score goals and save goals.”

A student of the game, Joyce has embraced his role since being in Melbourne and the Head Coach says his role is more than a football coach.

“I think there has been a large part of my life developing players and people,” he said.

“You want to help every player at this football club to achieve their aims, whoever it is. You want to play your part in a small way, that’s the satisfaction I get from the job. Not only is football technical and physical, you’re trying to develop people mentally in situations where you would want them to react.”

City take on Perth this Friday night at AAMI Park, kick-off 7.50pm.

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