On the eve of Melbourne Heart FC’s Harvey Norman Friday Night Football match against the Western Sydney Wanderers, John Aloisi is confident his side’s progress and persistence will see them challenge the reigning Premiers at AAMI Park.
On the eve of Melbourne Heart FC-s Harvey Norman Friday Night Football match against the Western Sydney Wanderers, John Aloisi is confident his side-s progress and persistence will see them challenge the reigning Premiers at AAMI Park.
Melbourne Heart face Tony Popovic-s side on home soil from 7.30pm tomorrow evening after two matches on the road against Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar and Aloisi has been encouraged by his side-s continued improvement, despite positive results remaining elusive.
“If we keep on playing the way we are playing then we-ll get the results,” Aloisi said.
“The other day [against Brisbane] we created enough chances to win two or three games but we have to be more ruthless in front of goal and so it-s up to me to get that across to the players.
“As a coach I just have to look at making sure we keep on creating the chances that we are creating and stop the mistakes that we are making, which are only minor, but they are costing us at the moment”.
While Aloisi recognises the Wanderers are the form team of the competition, he is optimistic his side can turn its fortunes around with a win.
“They-re a very well organised side; the best defensive side in the league, they break very well and in transition they are the best counter-attacking team in the league,” Aloisi said.
“They-ll be hard to break down and we just have to be careful in transition; make sure we don-t allow them to counter us so it-s going to be a tough game but we-re looking forward to it.”
Heading into the season with a new look squad, Aloisi has been pleased with the development his side has shown.
“I-m happy with the way we are improving,” Aloisi said.
“We-ve got a lot of new players and they-re getting used to each other.
“Michael Mifsud was better again on the weekend, Iain Ramsay is coming on really well, Rob Wielaert [as well] and these guys will keep on improving.
“We knew it was going to take a little bit of time to get to where we want to be but we feel that the results haven-t gone our way just yet”.
Match Details Hyundai A-League Round 5 Friday, 8 November 2013 Melbourne Heart FC v Western Sydney Wanderers AAMI Park, Melbourne Kick-off: 7.30pm