Colosimo: We're Moving Forward

Melbourne Heart FC Captain Simon Colosimo is confident the Club remains on course to make an impact in the Hyundai A-League.

Melbourne Heart FC Captain Simon Colosimo is confident the Club remains on course to make an impact in the Hyundai A-League.

While Colosimo admitted the side is disappointed not to have secured a win, the Socceroo defender believes Heart has made significant progress over the course of the season to date.

“I think we're moving forward, we are scoring some really good goals. We are moving the ball around. I think we're creating our chances. We just need to knuckle down and cut those little things out. I think that's sport, when things aren't happening and there's a little mistake,” he said.

“Everyone expects to win games. We're disappointed with the points we've got on the board, but we're not disappointed with the process with the way we are doing things, and going about it. We think we are well on the right track.”

Throughout the opening stages of the season, Heart has shown that it remains very much committed to playing an attacking, possession based brand of football.

And while it is yet to reap the rewards of such an approach, Colosimo feels a victory in the upcoming fixture with North Queensland will prove the perfect tonic for the side-s early season woes.

“All we need is that game where we don-t make mistakes. Defensively, we'll pick up our three points and we are up and running. All will be forgotten,” he said.

“It seems that every time we make a little mistake or let our guard down we seem to be conceding goals or getting punished. That's the nature of the A-League, you can-t afford to make mistakes anywhere on the pitch, because you will get punished.”

Following an impressive start to the campaign, North Queensland Fury have emerged as one of the leading lights of the competition to date, impressing with its disciplined, team orientated approach.

Colosimo believes the combination of Czech coach Franz Straka and a burgeoning list of rising stars has placed the Fury in good stead.

“I always thought that North Queensland were going to be good this year. If (Straka) brings to North Queensland any of the philosophies that Lavicka brought to Sydney then they are going to be very competitive,” he said.

“It's a pure belief. Working hard and working as a team. If you watch North Queensland they are so organised. Everybody works for each other and they've just got a really good group of boys.”