POSITIVE ENERGY: Demons player Bernie Vince said the team sees recent premiership contender talk as positive that helps them remain focused and motivated.
POSITIVE ENERGY: Demons player Bernie Vince said the team sees recent premiership contender talk as positive that helps them remain focused and motivated. JULIAN SMITH

Demons see contender talk as a positive

MELBOURNE players aren't shying away from growing talk about the team's premiership credentials.

Veteran defender Bernie Vince said he welcomed talk about the Demons being genuine contenders after their stunning win against West Coast in Perth.

The Demons now take on an in-form Sydney at the MCG on Friday night.

"You certainly don't want to get ahead of yourself,” he said.

"We are a good young humble group but I think expectation is a great thing. It's a tough thing playing with expectations so that is going to be our next test over the next few weeks.

"The guys talking about it, I welcome that chat, I like the expectation on the group now, that's the next challenge for us.”


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