Muscat eager for Melbourne Victory to get back to old habits
Muscat said it was about time the Victory starting racking up the points following their 2-1 loss to second-placed Brisbane Roar last weekend.
"You might say there's a long way to go, but it's time we started picking up points," Muscat said.
"I don't want to (say) there's so many games to go because as soon as you start doing that we'll be a month or two months down the track and it will be too late.”
Muscat said the proposition of an in-form Reds outfit was much different to their most recent encounters when the Victory have met them whilst vulnerable but he feels that a test of this magnitude will bring out the best in his side who have the wood on tonight’s rivals.
"We know how important this game is and we'll concentrate on this game and not worry about past results,” he added.
"We've got the utmost respect for what they've done this year and we want to be the first team to knock them off.
"There's no doubt they've made some good additions to the squad, but we'd like to go into the game thinking if we play anywhere near our best the result will look after itself.
"They're a different animal, but they'll come across here and haven't won here for three years and we hope that's playing on their minds a bit."