Berisha moves on from ban
HE ACCEPTS as fair the two-game suspension he copped for making contact with a fourth official.
But now he is back, Besart Berisha is hungry for goals and is confident a depleted Melbourne Victory can win against his former side, Brisbane, at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
"We definitely want to go out and try to win the game against Brisbane and score lots of goals," Berisha said.
"We need the three points badly.
"We are positive. We have the players, with Jai (Ingham) and Leroy (George), who have proved in the past that they can come in and do the job.
"I believe we can do it. Maybe I have to play a little bit different, but it just depends on the game."
Victory will be without James Troisi, Kosta Barbarouses, Mark Milligan and Christian Theoharous (international duty) as well as Mitch Austin (suspension).
But Berisha's return ensures Kevin Muscat can still field a strong front three.
"I'm very happy to be back," he said.
"It's been a tough time for me seeing the boys fighting on the field. I touched the referee and you cannot touch the referee, so I got two games.
"I accepted it, I moved on. The most important thing is that you have to learn from mistakes."
Victory is having its worst start to a season with three draws from its first five games.
But a bright spot has been Dutch recruit George's form. His set-piece deliveries have been a highlight, with both Berisha (Rd 3) and Thomas Deng (last week) heading goals from free kicks.
"He's super dangerous in deliveries, especially in set pieces," Berisha said. "He's enjoying his time here so far and we're enjoying, too, having him around. You always expect a great ball so you have to be ready."
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