Melbourne Victory’s 1-1 draw with Melbourne Metropolis was the worst result Ola Toivonen has skilled in Australia however he does not assume their derby rivals have been their hardest opponents.
The Swedish striker was heading in the right direction as soon as once more when he put Victory forward within the Melbourne derby with a easy volleyed end from an excellent Kosta Barbarouses cross.
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Metropolis pegged Victory again with a late Dario Vidosic equaliser to finish Victory’s six-game profitable streak and Toivonen’s excellent A-League document.
The 32-year-old mentioned the result felt like a loss “for positive.”
“One minute to go, We had the ball of their half and we misplaced it, they counter they usually rating,” he mentioned.
Toivonen has featured in wins over Central Coast and Western Sydney and scored in victories over Sydney FC, Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar earlier than Saturday evening’s draw.
Whereas Metropolis had been the one staff to take factors off Victory with Toivonen within the line-up, he answered with a agency “no” when requested in the event that they had been one of the best aspect he’d performed towards this season.
“Sydney away perhaps,” he mentioned. “We had been chasing a number of ball. At this time we did not chase a lot.”
League marquee Keisuke Honda was a late withdrawal from the match with again tightness however Toivonen mentioned the Japanese star’s absence wasn’t a decisive issue.
“We all know Keisuke is essential however we had been good for 93 minutes. It is only one minute [we fell down],” he mentioned.
“They had been tight on us the primary half however we knew if we maintain affected person there was going to come extra space.
“That is soccer. Let’s begin a brand new [winning streak].”