Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John Aloisi has labelled his side’s New Year’s Day clash against Newcastle Jets as the perfect opportunity to “put things right”
Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John Aloisi has labelled his side-s New Year-s Day clash against Newcastle Jets as the perfect opportunity to “put things right” and commence 2013 with a bang.
Aloisi believes his side does not warrant its lowly position on the table and today-s match will be a big test of his team-s character to bounce back from three consecutive defeats.
“It-s a big game for us, especially not having won for a couple of games,” Aloisi said.
“We thought we deserved much more from the Victory game - three points - and then the Wellington game; to be two up and let it slip like that, everyone-s disappointed and know that we need to put things right.
“This is the perfect time for it and this is a big game and the players are ready for it.”
Aloisi is set to make a number of changes to today-s squad, with Patrick Gerhardt and Simon Colosimo available after suspension, and Aziz Behich and Richard Garcia in contention for starting berths after taking a week-s rest.
“We-ve got Patrick and Simon coming back in from suspension and we-ve also got Aziz and Richie coming back in so, we-ve got some fresh legs which is good because it is a quick turnaround for both sides.
“I think we will probably be the fresher of the two sides and that-s an advantage we need to take into the game and make sure we do well.”
Match Details Tuesday 1 January 2013 Melbourne Heart FC vs Newcastle Jets AAMI Park Kick-Off: 4pm