Tonight won’t determine our season: Aloisi


Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach has emphasised that tonight’s result against Brisbane Roar won’t make or break his side’s season.

Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach has emphasised that tonight-s result against Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park won-t make or break his side-s season.

Heart welcome a stuttering Roar to AAMI Park from 7.30pm tonight and while a win for the Red and White will help boost it from the basement of the Hyundai A-League ladder, Aloisi is not getting carried away with the “must-win” hype.

“Every game is important because the league is so even,” Aloisi said.

“Because we-ve lost the last three we want to get back to winning ways, so it-s important we put in a good performance at home.

“But I-ve been quite happy with the performances so far; we just need to get the points because we don-t want to be too far behind just yet.

“If we lose it-s not great for us but there-s a long way to go.

“It-s not going to determine our season, if we lose that we-re not going to make top six.”

“You just want to win because you don-t want to be too far away and playing catch up.”

Aloisi believes luck hasn-t been on his team-s side in the opening five matches, but agreed the team-s finishing needed to improve.

But morale remains high in the Heart camp and the team-s confidence has been buoyed by the Club-s good recent form against the Roar.

Heart holding midfielder Richard Garcia believes it will only be a matter of time before the Heart will hit a patch of form.

“We-re still heading in the right direction, we-re still building as a team and as squad and at the moment it-s just marginal things we-ve got to get better,” Garcia said.

“Slowly, slowly it-s getting better and we-re working hard on the training pitch and we-re starting to feel better as a squad as well.

“The coaching staff have worked hard at making sure we don-t get our heads down and it-s been a pretty buoyant week considering we lost.

“All we can do is look forward… you just have to go onto the next match and put your best foot forward in that game and that-s what we-re looking to do.”

Roar have hit also hit a trough early on in the campaign and will be without striker Besart Berisha, but Garcia said it would be foolish to underestimate the reigning champions.

“We can-t take that for granted, they-ll be just as eager as us to win so it-s going to be another tough game for us and we-re looking forward to the challenge.”