Kruse to become more ‘selfish’ for Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory striker Robbie Kruse admits he will become more selfish in front of goal.

Melbourne Victory striker Robbie Kruse admits he will become more selfish in front of goal.

The Victory have made a less than impressive start, results-wise, to the A-League season and after the misfiring 2-0 loss to Central Coast Mariners on Friday night were told by coach Ernie Merrick to shoot more often.

On a number of occasions so far this term, Melbourne have dominated play but failed to put it on the scoreboard and now he has a license to try his luck, Kruse plans to use it.

"It's good to hear we've got to be a bit more selfish," Kruse said.

"I guess that's what strikers are, selfish. I'm still young and still trying to learn the craft of everything and hopefully I can take it on board and do that.

"We're getting into good spots and we're beating a few players, but maybe we're overdoing it and we need to get our shots off more.

"It's definitely something we'll be working on during the week and hopefully if I get a few chances on the weekend I can take them."

Seventh-placed Victory take on third-placed Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park this Sunday – kick-off is at 3:00pm.