With a Big Blue semi-final in the pipeline should Melbourne Victory beat Adelaide United in an elimination final on Sunday, Victory midfielder Terry Antonis has already fed the flames declaring Victory are bigger than both his former Sydney clubs.
Antonis began his A-League career with Sydney FC playing 69 games across five years before securing a move to Greek club PAOK.
Short on game time there, Antonis returned to Australia for a season with Western Sydney Wanderers until returning to Europe with Dutch club VVV Venlo.
Again short on minutes, the 24-year-old would turn to the A-League once more arriving at Melbourne Victory mid-season, a club he believes outstrips his two former A-League clubs.
“For me it (Victory) is a bigger club,” he told FourFourTwo.
“I’ve been with Western Sydney and Sydney FC and they are also big clubs as well.
"But for me, Melbourne Victory and their facilities, the people and how they run it makes it a massive club."
Those words could well come back to haunt Antonis, who will face Sydney FC next week for a spot in the grand final should Victory beat Adelaide on Sunday.
Though on a two-year deal with Kevin Muscat's side, Antonis still has his sights on succeeding in Europe admitting if a deal was to present itself he wouldn't be able to say no.