Melbourne Heart FC defender Aziz Behich is not getting carried away with his team’s recent run of good form ahead of their clash with Perth Glory in Albury on Sunday afternoon.
Melbourne Heart FC defender Aziz Behich is not getting carried away with his team-s recent run of good form ahead of their clash with Perth Glory in Albury on Sunday afternoon.
Speaking from the Red and White-s training session at Epping Soccer Stadium on Wednesday afternoon Behich acknowledged that the Club has started to turn things around on the field, but will need to stay focused on the weekend if it is to secure a win against the Glory.
Glory is the only side to defeat Melbourne Heart in five matches in 2014, with the team enjoying a resurgence in January.
“We are just taking it game by game at the moment; we don-t want to get too ahead of ourselves,” Behich said.
“Yes we have had a couple of good results but those results mean nothing if we just go back to where we started, so we just need to keep improving every week and keep getting results.”
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The left-back said that the team will be looking for revenge against the Glory on Sunday.
“Perth are always a good side; they always give us a good challenge and we lost to them already this season so we are looking to get one back on them,” he said.
“It wasn-t one of our better games [the Round 14 loss to Perth] – maybe that could have been our worst game for the season – so look we have hit a bit of momentum at the moment so we are just looking forward to getting out there on Sunday,” Behich said.
Behich said that recent results have boosted the confidence of his teammates and that competition for a spot in the team is high.
“There is a lot of belief around the group at the moment and it makes it a lot easier when every player is fit and there is more challenges for spots in the squad as well”, he said.
Behich said he was looking forward to the trip to Albury to engage with the community in the region.
“I think we played there in the first season – a friendly game – so it was a while back,” Behich said.
“It-s always good to get away with the team, we have a tight group here and everyone gets along real well so it-s always good to get away.”
Sunday 9 February 2014
Hyundai A-League Round 18
Melbourne Heart FC vs. Perth Glory
Lavington Sports Ground, Albury City