Melbourne Victory veteran Leigh Broxham says his team isn’t worried about their recent form despite being winless since early February – but he admits they need to find their way again.
Victory are in Japan tonight as they meet Sanfrecce Hiroshima in their second game in the 2019 Asian Champions League (ACL).
The Big V have struggled in the ACL in the past and fell 3-1 to South Korean outfit Daegu FC at home last week.
Broxham added his team was composed heading into the Sanfrecce clash despite their last win coming against the struggling Central Coast Mariners on February 2.
"The recent games aren’t a big issue, I think there's a lot of belief in the group,” Broxham told FTBL.
“There's still a lot of fresh faces in the group who are keen to come in and have an impact, it's not ideal at the moment. We won't sit here and say it's all rosy.
“We have a room full of winners, so we need to start finding a way.
“We need to get a result away from home. It's difficult in the Champions league to get results, but we can go away and make some history and win a game from home.”
Broxham met with former Victory star Besart Berisha this week, who is currently in Sanfrecce’s roster, but the Kosovan won’t play tonight as he wasn’t registered in the squad.
Carl Valeri was also with Berisha and Broxham added the skipper will be an important piece to Victory’s puzzle after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Valeri was on the bench against Daegu, but coach Kevin Muscat opted not to play him.
“Carl quietly goes about his business in games and he's often not spoken about,” he said.
“He has an impact and that's why he's the club's captain. He's a big part of this team and players are doing well. Hopefully he'll get some minutes here in Japan and start making an impact.”
The 31-year-old also added they were taking positives out of the Daegu game after a good first-half.
“It's the key moments, Daegu had key players in key moments who took those opportunities,” Broxham said.
“We knew it'd be the case and we tried to defend as best we could, but some of their goals were good goals.
“It's left us with a lot of work to do and we know how important home games are, so it makes the other two really important for us.”