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Melbourne Victory midfielder Leigh Broxham says rest is a necessary evil

14 March 2016 12:09 PM
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Melbourne Victory midfielder Leigh Broxham says rest is a necessary evil

A-League: Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says his side couldn't be any more disappointed after their 5-0 thumping from Brisbane Roar on Saturday night.

MIDFIELDER Leigh Broxham says he was OK with coach Kevin Muscat’s decision to rest him from Saturday night’s clash with Brisbane.

What then unfolded in the 5-0 loss to the Roar ultimately made it an uncomfortable night on the bench for the acting Melbourne Victory captain, but given his workload so far this season the 28-year-old said he still supported the decision.

He also played all five FFA Cup ties as well as both Asian Champions League matches thus far and will come back in to the line-up for the clash with Suwon Bluewings at AAMI Park.

“I spoke with Kev and the few weeks I’d had before (were tough),” Broxham said.

“In saying that, you’re never OK with not playing, you’re a footballer and you’re not in the right business if you’re happy with not playing.

Broxham said Muscat was doing a good job keeping the squad as fresh as possible under the strain of the fixture pileup.

“Obviously the foreign players are choices that make themselves,” he said.

“But I think the players who get game time in the rotation thoroughly deserve it and most of the time they reward his decision to include them.”


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