Melbourne Heart coach John Aloisi looks set to swing the axe for Saturday night’s crucial match against Western Sydney Wanderers after he lamented his team’s lack of fight after its 2-0 home loss to Adelaide United at AAMI Park.
”We haven’t won coming from behind this season. When things have been going well we are probably one of the best teams to watch at home. Tonight when we went a goal down the team’s head dropped too easily, so that was disappointing. It’s happened a lot this year.
”It’s everyone together. I take full responsibility, it’s why I made a couple of changes [off the bench] early, I thought it would lift the team,” he said. ”Normally when a team doesn’t win you will make changes. If the boys don’t perform I will put someone else in.”
With the bottom six teams on the ladder locked in a dogfight for the last two finals spots Heart remains a slim chance, but can ill afford any slip-ups. It entertains the league leader on Saturday and then finishes with away games in Brisbane and against Central Coast Mariners.
Aloisi rued his team’s inability to take advantage of its early momentum when it was twice denied by the brilliance of Adelaide goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic.
”Galekovic kept them in the game. We should have punished them, we had three great chances … they got the penalty and from there we struggled. They were better than us after that. They were finding little holes, Marcelo Carrusca and Dario Vidosic started getting on the ball … When you are playing at home you should be the one dominating possession and the attacking play.”
The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Shanghai Night Net.