Melbourne Heart FC defender Aziz Behich won plaudits for his defensive performance against Western Sydney Wanderers last Saturday, and believes the result proves the Club has turned a corner.
Melbourne Heart FC defender Aziz Behich won plaudits for his defensive performance against Western Sydney Wanderers last Saturday, and believes recent performances prove the team has turned a corner.
The 22-year-old defender who was inspirational in saving a certain Wanderers goal on the weekend with a double goal-line clearance, told SEN earlier this week that he felt the team were starting to gel well.
“I think the last two weeks, in the Adelaide game our second half.... I think every week we are starting to click better and better, we are starting to hit the back of the net as well which is a positive,” Behich said.
When asked if he thought the second half of the Adelaide United match was a turning point for the Club, Behich said that John Aloisi-s advice at the half-time break helped to kick-start the side.
“We went in at half time and there was a couple of tactical things that he spotted and we had to tighten up and he made the call and said if we do score that one goal the game will turn around and that-s exactly what happened,” Behich said.
As for his performance against Western Sydney, Behich earned a votes in Fox Sports' Alex Tobin medal count, and was named in Fox Sports' and Goal.com's 'Team of the Week'.
The defender was also happy to welcome back Club captain Harry Kewell on the weekend.
“Everyone is very happy to see him back on the park and even while he has been injured he has been around the group, helping the group when he can and to have him out on the park and in (only) 20 minutes you have seen his class,” Behich said..
Behich said he was looking forward to the Red and White's upcoming match against Sydney FC on Sunday evening at Allianz Stadium.
“[It's] another road trip so it will be good to hopefully get maximum points but just to put on a good performance, focus on ourselves like we did against West Sydney and I think the result will take care of itself."