Kalmar keen on continuity


Melbourne Heart FC midfielder Nick Kalmar is already seeking continuity in Heart’s midfield after his first start last week.

This evening’s match against Adelaide United may present Nick Kalmar with just his second start of the season for Melbourne Heart FC, but the Club’s number 22 is already seeking continuity in his performances.

Kalmar played a vital role in last week’s win over Brisbane Roar and will look to make a similar impact against the Reds at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight from the left of midfield.

While there will be pressure on Kalmar from the likes of David Williams for a starting berth, Kalmar believes the side needs to start to string together a patch of consistent form to threaten teams at the top of the table.

“It-s very important,” Kalmar said ahead of tonight’s match.

“We came off three losses in a row which was disappointing but last week was really, really good we-ve been training well and keep that momentum going.

“When you win it-s special, but we beat Brisbane who have been champions the last couple of years and to beat them in front our home crowd was really good.

“All the boys are feeling really good and looking forward to Adelaide.”

Kalmar made two appearances off the substitutes bench before being handed his first start this season against Roar and spoke of the confidence in Heart’s camp after last week.

“It was my first game last week so I was pretty happy to be back out there again, I’m hoping to get another run and build on that get some continuity into my game and looking forward to it,” Kalmar said.

“I-ve seen a few of [Adelaide’s] games; they-re a tight knit unit and they are playing really well and the table shows that so it-s going to be a really tough game but we-re up for the challenge.

“We did really well last week so we-re looking forward to the challenge..

“Obviously it-s important to back up because of all the hard work we did last week, if we don-t play that well, then last week will count for a bit less.”

“But we-re confident and really looking forward to the game.”