Demon Petracca Excited For First AFL Final
Melbourne young gun Christian Petracca can't wait for his first taste of AFL finals and says the Demons are delighting in riding the wave together.
The Demons will return to finals action for the first time since 2006 when they host Geelong in a sudden-death clash at the MCG on Friday September 7.
With only four players having previously played finals - Nathan Jones, Jordan Lewis, Michael Hibberd and Jake Melksham - it remains to be seen how the Dees will handle the September cauldron.
But while they lack experience, the Demons have looked in ominous form during wins over West Coast and GWS over the past fortnight.
The dynamic Petracca is ready to step up to the big stage, having booted three goals in a commanding performance against the Giants.
"It'll be good fun. I can't wait," Petracca said.
"Who doesn't want to play finals? It's what we're here for, to win premierships.
"We don't want to get ahead of ourselves but Melbourne hasn't been in that position since (1964). It's exciting and we can't wait."
At 22, Petracca is already one of the Demons' biggest weapons along with fellow youngsters Clayton Oliver and Angus Brayshaw.
Brayshaw's post-match celebration with Petracca last month in which the pair jokingly nuzzled each other went viral on social media, and Petracca said the energy of youth was helping to drive the obvious camaraderie within the club.
"It's awesome. We're 21 and 22-year-olds and we're having the time of our lives," he said.
"We're playing the sport we've wanted to play since we were young kids, playing at the MCG.
"Obviously we're all pretty inexperienced but we're all going to ride the wave together and have fun."