Leigh Broxham says Hyundai A-League champions Melbourne Victory have set themselves a goal of lifting the 2015 FFA Cup as they aim to excel again this season.
Victory won a double of premiership and championship in impressive style last term but fell short in the inaugural national knockout competition, losing 4-2 away to Perth Glory after extra-time in the quarter-finals.
Kevin Muscat and his players have reached the last eight again this year and face a tough match against holders Adelaide United at AAMI Park on Tuesday night.
The men in navy blue and white, playing in front of their own fans for the first time in the brief history of the competition, have no intention of going down to their fierce rivals from across the border in South Australia.
"How often do you get to three wins away from a trophy? It's very much there and very much something we can obtain," Broxham told reporters on Monday.
"It's something that we set a target for when we came back on day one of pre-season. We've put ourselves in a position to do that. A win tomorrow night will take us a step closer to what we want[(to achieve]."
A Victory player for his entire career to date, Broxham is well acquainted with the high expectations that accompany playing for what is arguably Australia's biggest club.
And, according to the vice-captain, the desire of rivals to claim the Big V's scalp will only increase following their triumphant 2014-15 campaign.
"We've retained a large percentage of our players which means you can start pre-season, day one and get better at everything we've done," he said.
"And we have to. Because we're a big club and teams want to beat us when we're not champions. Now we're champions we've got a cross on our back and our front now as well.
"We'll be the hunted this year. Ask anyone, they'll always want to beat us, especially here at AAMI Park."