Behich Hopeful Of Scoring Turn Around

Melbourne Heart FC defender Aziz Behich is hopeful the side will rediscover its scoring touch ahead of a season defining fortnight of Hyundai A-League action.

Melbourne Heart FC defender Aziz Behich is hopeful the side will rediscover its scoring touch ahead of a season defining fortnight of Hyundai A-League action.

While Heart has found the back of the net in each of its last four fixtures, the squad-s performances have ultimately been characterised by a series of golden opportunities gone to waste.

Indeed, the Red and White have failed to score more than once in a contest since a 4-0 demolition of this weekend-s opponent, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium.

That night, Heart could scarcely do wrong, weathering an early storm before lethally attacking on the counter in a ruthless display of clinical finishing.

Forwards Eli Babalj and Mate Dugandzic, Heart-s leading marksmen this season, were joined by Jason Hoffman and Alex Terra on the score sheet, as demonstrated its multiple scoring options to full effect.

However, since then, things have gone awry for John van ‘t Schip-s outfit, with a misfiring attack contributing to stuttering results.

Although a recent burst of form has shown signs of Heart rediscovering its scoring zeal, the side is yet to reach the benchmark set by its mid-season heights.

Behich feels a dash of good fortune, combined with a concerted effort on training paddock, will provide Heart with the cure to its scoring ails.

“I think we were a bit unlucky (against Wellington),” he said.

“On any other day, they could have gone in the net. We just need to head back to the training park and practice on our finishing in the final third, and hopefully that will come this week against Sydney.”

With a finals spot on the line, Heart will need no further motivation to produce the best performance of its campaign to date, the outfit lying within arms- reach of achieving its ambitions for this season.

“Obviously (Sydney-s) going to be a tough battle, we-re both playing for a spot in the finals,” he said.

“Everyone knows what-s expected of us this week. Three points would guarantee us a place in the finals, so we-re going to go out there and give everything we-ve got as always and pick up the win.”