Western United head coach Mark Rudan believes Saturday night's 3-2 comeback win over Melbourne Victory is one his club's fans will be reminiscing about for years to come.
After watching his side claw back a two-goal deficit, Rudan says the manner in which his team came back said much about the culture at the Green and Black.
“They were very courageous tonight. It’s courage, it’s persistence, it’s a belief in our principles of play and we got rewarded for it," he told media after the game.
Rudan earmarked Scott McDonald’s performance as one that truly stood out.
“In these big games, the big players stand up and create the big moments.”
“I take my hat off to him. He’s achieved a lot in his career and he’s the kind of player you want around when you’re creating a football club.
“He’s a great individual, has a great character and is fantastic for the young kids.”
Rudan also believes that tonight’s victory is a testament to what they’re building as a football club.
“We need to make statements this season.
"We don’t want to just make up the numbers and partake in the league, and that’s what’s most pleasing about tonight. As a coach, it’s beautiful to see.”
“For everyone that turned up tonight in their green and black with the flags, well done to them. It’s their football club and hopefully they can continue to bring more people along.”
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