Wellington Phoenix midfielder Bozhidar Kraev: ‘We have four finals’

The Wellington Phoenix have four must-win games as they push for home-ground advantage in the men’s A-League play-offs, says midfielder Bozhidar Kraev.

Speaking to the media ahead of the Phoenix match against Melbourne City on Easter Monday, Kraev (25) said:

“We have four finals, and we have to play every game like it’s our last, and to take the three points.

“We don’t have to focus that much on the performance … who’s going to score or anything like this … it’s about three points.”

Bulgarian Kraev said the team was after a home play-off, so the effort of the season is not “thrown to the wind”.

As for league leaders Melbourne City, Kraev says the Phoenix are capable of the win.

“Yeah, I believe … I always believe every week, I go, and I think that we can win.”

The Phoenix run-in

Game to be played on Monday April 10, 2023

Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix
AAMI Park, Melbourne, 6pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Sunday April 16, 2023

Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar
Eden Park, Auckland, 3pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Friday April 21, 2023

Western Sydney Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix
CommBank Stadium, Sydney, 11.45pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Saturday April 29, 2023

Macarthur v Wellington Phoenix
Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown, 7pm (NZT)

The standings

Table as at 9am Sunday April 9, 2023.

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