Muller: It feels good to come home

Wanderers midfielder Nicolai Muller on how it feels to return to Bankwest Stadium tonight for the Red & Black's must-win clash against Wellington. 

The Wanderers sit in ninth position on the table but a Top Six finish isn't out of the equation for Jean-Paul de Marigny's side, who can restore a four-point gap between them and sixth-placed Adelaide United with three games to play should they overcome the Phoenix.

For Muller and the Red & Black, it's clear that tonight's match is do or die. 

"It was a long time without football and now we are back and it feels good," said Muller. 

"(Against the Mariners) physically it was ok but we are not happy with our result and our performance. We can do better and but it feels good that we can play again on the pitch.

"For us it is clear that (Wellington) is like a Final for us and we have to win the next game to have a chance to go to Finals.

"We have nothing to lose and we have to give everything 100%, we have to win, this is clear. The most important thing is to win this game."

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Wellington waved goodbye to their slender chance of catching Sydney FC in the race for the Premiers' Plate when they drew 1-1 with Adelaide United in their most recent hit-out, but a top-two finish is well and truly on the cards for Ufuk Talay's side should they string together some positive results to close out the season. 

"For me, at the moment. I think Wellington are the best team in the league, they have had a long winning streak and they have play well with the ball," explained Muller. 

"We have to do everything 100% and stick together as a team.

"We showed in the last game against Sydney FC that we can beat everyone but we can also lose to everyone, so we have to givbe everything in the game. I will give everything to help my team to make sure we win the game.

"I am looking forward to being back at Bankwest Stadium with our members and fans. It feels good to come home and it's been a long time since the last game."