Football Federation Australia boss Ben Buckley would wish the Melbourne Victory would just play the games they are scheduled to an stop complaining.
The reigning A-League champions have a tough time of it recently, mixing their domestic finals with Asian Champions League matches but Buckley says they have to expect a tight schedule if they are going to be alive in all competitions.
''They should stop complaining about it and just play the games,'' Buckley said.
''The rules and regulations for the Asian Champions League are set well in advance, the timetable is drawn up by the Asian Football Confederation and everyone knows when the matches are.
''There are 46 leagues in the AFC and things have to be done to accommodate all those leagues and all the participating clubs. They can't make exceptions for one team.
''That gave them a four-day break after playing Sydney on the previous Sunday in the last game of the home and away season.
''We would have given them a five-day break but their home ground [Etihad Stadium] was not available on the Friday.
''Teams from other countries seem to be able to juggle their timetables. We know it is difficult and not ideal, but that is the situation.''