Valeri not thinking A-League retirement

Ben McKay

Out-of-contract Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri isn't thinking about retirement, instead he's focusing his energies on beating Sydney FC in Saturday night's A-League semi-final.

Valeri, 33, says he'll contemplate whether to play on in the off-season as he prepares for a "fight" in the grand final rematch.

"It is going to be a battle ... everything's on the line and that's the truth. We really want a spot in the grand final," he said.