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Feb 03, 2013   |  3:25PM AET

VIDEO: Aloisi ‘proud of the boys’

VIDEO: Aloisi ‘proud of the boys’

Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John Aloisi has spoken of his pride in his side’s valiant display in the Melbourne Derby last night.

Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John Aloisi has spoken of his pride in his side’s valiant display in the Melbourne Derby last night.

Heart went down 2-1 against city rival Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium, but it wasn’t without a spirited fight-back, which saw his side nearly snatch an equaliser after trailing 2-0 against an in-form Victory.

Heart had a back-line consisting of three players 20 years and under.

“Including Redders [goalkepper Andrew Redmayne], our back five has probably 20 A-League games between them and come up against the best wingers in the league by far,” Aloisi said.

“Add Flores in that and I think we did extremely well considering the players we have lost, considering what happened this week.

“I couldn-t be more proud of the boys.”

Click the video above to watch what John Aloisi had to say in the post-match press conference.