Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John Aloisi plans to turn promising performances into three points to kick-start the Red and White’s Hyundai A-League campaign against Sydney FC tomorrow night.
Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John Aloisi plans to turn promising performances into three points to kick-start the Red and White-s Hyundai A-League campaign against Sydney FC tomorrow night.
In Melbourne Heart-s second consecutive Harvey Norman Friday Night Football match, Aloisi-s side tackles the Sky Blues at AAMI Park from 7.30pm, after a narrow 0-1 loss against Western Sydney Wanderers last Friday.
Aloisi drew on his side-s promising performance against the Wanderers, which saw the Red and White hold 58.4 per cent possession and create 19 chances against their fancied opponents.
“The performances have deserved more and deserved wins - now it-s [about] making sure we turn those performances into wins,” Aloisi said.
“That-s what we worked on this week and we worked on being able to punish teams when we are on top of them.
"We-ll go out there and put on a good performance to make sure that we win the game."
Click play on the video below to watch the full press conference with Head Coach John Aloisi.
However, Aloisi refused to discount Sydney-s chances, with Frank Farina-s side fresh from a morale-boosting 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory last weekend.
“They-re a tough side, they-ve got players like [Alessandro] Del Piero, that make such a difference to them,” Aloisi said.
“Every game is a tough game in this league but we believe we can beat anyone with the players that we have and with the squad we-ve got.”
Aloisi said that three points could be the impetus for his side to surge up the Hyundai A-League ladder.
“These games like tomorrow night are an opportunity for us to start winning,” Aloisi said.
“The [players] want to win; they don-t think about losing, they think about winning.”
“With a couple of wins we will climb that ladder quickly because it-s still very close early in the season and we-ve got a lot of strong characters in our side and we are confident we can turn it around.”