Aziz Behich calls on fans to rally behind team

Each week a Melbourne Heart FC player will write a column for the Herald Sun - this week Aziz Behich preview's the visit of Western Sydney Wanderers to AAMI Park.

Each week a Melbourne Heart FC player will write a column for the Herald Sun - this week Aziz Behich preview's the visit of Western Sydney Wanderers to AAMI Park.

MELBOURNE Heart FC defender Aziz Behich says the side can bounce back with a win over Western Sydney at AAMI Park on Friday night if it keeps up the same intensity displayed last week.

Behich said Heart created plenty of chances against Brisbane Roar - a match that was eventually lost 3-0 - but "it was just one of those games" at Suncorp Stadium where luck wasn't on the team's side.

"I thought we played well against Brisbane last Sunday, we definitely improved from the week before against Perth so it was good to see those signs," Behich said in a Herald Sun column.

"Unfortunately it was just one of those games where if the ball doesn't want to go in the back of the net it just won't.

"We hit the post, we shot just wide a couple of times, we created plenty of chances to put the game away, but in football - as we all know - if you don't take your chances it comes back to bite you. We didn't take our chances, the Roar took theirs."

Behich said Heart is expecting a tough battle against the Wanderers.

"It always is with the Wanderers, they're the top side and they're the top side for a reason," Behich said. "They work so hard from the first minute right until the last minute, so we've got to be switched on for the entire game."

But the support of the Melbourne Heart fans will be a huge advantage in snapping the Wanderers 11-game undefeated streak on the road according to Behich.

"It's always good playing at home, we've got great supporters and it does help us, especially towards the end of the game because they do become an extra man for us," he said.

"We need that support again on Friday night."

To read Behich's full column, head to Herald Sun online.

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