Melbourne’s Brebner not playing for a draw

Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner says a draw against Sydney FC on Sunday is not an option as the club attempts to win back-to-back premierships.

Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner says a draw against Sydney FC on Sunday is not an option as the club attempts to win back-to-back premierships.

The Victory need just a point to reclaim their title but Brebner is a firm believer that if you play for a draw, a worse result is highly likely.

''If you go up there with the mentality of only getting a draw, then you could possibly lose,'' he said.

''We are not a team that's ever really played for draws so we will certainly be going up there to try to win the game.''

Although the Victory have been hit by injuries in the past few weeks, Brebner is not using that as an excuse if the team were to lose as once you are out on the park, its one team versus the other regardless of who is on the pitch.

''Yes, it's bad, but there are 11 men going out there on the park and if we went out with the mentality of thinking we were weakened because we were missing two or three players, then we are beaten before we start,” he added.

“There will be 22 players out there on Sunday with butterflies going, because in soccer that's what you want to do, win the premiership.''