Melbourne Heart FC midfielder Matt Thompson believes a change in form is just around the corner as the Club prepares for Perth Glory at AAMI Park tomorrow.
Melbourne Heart FC midfielder Matt Thompson believes a change in form is just around the corner for the Red and White as the side prepares to buck a recent trend of poor results against Perth Glory at AAMI Park tomorrow.
Thompson admitted to media this morning, prior to the team-s training session at AAMI Park, that Perth had become a formidable opponent for Heart in recent encounters, but if the side could fix smaller indiscretions, the home side would be ripe for the three points.
Off the back of two consecutive draws, Thompson reiterated the need for the starting eleven to show a cutting edge in front of goal, while tightening up in defence and eliminate any potential mistakes.
“The important thing for us is that we-re not losing,” Thompson said.
“We-ve only lost one over the last month, which is obviously a good back up from losing three in a row.
“But there-s just that something there and hopefully we can find out what that is.”
Leading into the clash against Perth, the Heart midfielder is wary of a number of threats in the Glory attacking third, particularly Kiwi striker Shane Smeltz.
“There-s too many match winners in the league on opposing sides,” Thompson said.
“Shane is someone who won-t do something for a majority of the game and then come up and score a double.”
“We need to play for 90 minutes and that-s the plan.”
Aware of the Heart-s average start to the season, Thompson is well aware of the side-s need of a victory to propel themselves back up the table.
“We want to win sooner rather than later.” Thompson said.
“It-s definitely not make or break but we definitely don-t want to be in a position where we win games and are still chasing the top six late in the season.”