Vice-Captain Matt Thompson says Melbourne Heart FC must turn AAMI Park into a fortress ahead of the club’s match against the Newcastle Jets this evening.
Vice-Captain Matt Thompson says Melbourne Heart FC must turn AAMI Park into a fortress ahead of the club-s match against the Newcastle Jets this evening.
While Heart-s home form has been indifferent this season, Thompson says it-s time the side turned it around as they seek to commence their climb up the Hyundai A-League table.
Thompson feels opposition sides should begin to fear taking on Heart on its home ground, enabling the team to reward its fans for their remarkable support to date.
“We have to show not only ourselves, but our fans, that when a team comes to AAMI Park it's going to be a battle,” he said.
“It's important for us to keep making those steps forward but also picking up the three points at the same time.”
While Heart is yet to pick-up all three points this season, Thompson says the team is focusing on the positives as they seek to ignite their campaign.
Thompson is adamant the side-s performances have deserved more than their league position would suggest, stating the trend will need to end immediately, starting with the Jets.
“Because we haven't won yet, it's easy for people to turn a blind eye to the good points and say you need a win,” he said.
“We know in ourselves we should have picked up more points than we've got and none of the boys are content being last on the table, we're far from that.
“I guess the thing that we're holding onto at the moment is we are heading in the right direction.”