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A-League: John Aloisi says Western United are on the right track after 2-0 win over Perth Glory

John Aloisi and Western United look like a match made in heaven – the team are back at the top of the A-League men’s ladder.

With each passing victory, Western United continue to establish themselves as one of the favorites in the A-League Men’s Premiership.

United returned to the top of the table after beating Perth Glory 2-0 in Tasmania, extending their unbeaten streak to a club-record seven consecutive games and taking their points tally to 29 – one more than the entire league. last season. .

John Aloisi’s impact at the helm has been profound, instilling a new belief as well as uncompromising defensive edge and decisiveness, making them one of the most formidable teams in the competition.

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Since taking over in the off-season, Aloisi says “a lot” has changed at the club, especially his team’s mindset.

“There has been a lot of work during the off-season not only from the coaching staff and the players, but also from the club in general. The club is on a journey. The club knows it has to grow on and off the pitch , he has to improve. And the players know that,” said Aloisi.

“We talked about some things that they didn’t do last season and, not even talking about the tactics and the technical side of things, we talk about looking for excuses when things didn’t go so well.

“Making excuses about ‘we don’t have a home, we play in four different stadiums’.

“I was very quick to tell the players at the start of the season. We know what we have, we know where we are going. Let’s enjoy the journey… and every obstacle that comes our way and adapt. The boys have done so from the first day of pre-season.

“We’ve had a lot of tough times, so when it’s a tough time in a game, they can live without it. I think that’s the most important thing.

“We were lucky to get results not only at the start of the season, but also to maintain them… We are on the right track.”

After a tough series of games, Aloisi was delighted with Perth’s result, again blaming it on the players; strong mentality to get through a hectic week.

“I was happy with the performance tonight because it was the end of a tough week. Three games in one week. We had to travel here (Tasmania) of course,” Aloisi said.

“This group is made up of different things, it’s a strong group that enjoys each other’s company and they’re up for the challenge as well and you saw that tonight.”

Meanwhile, Perth Glory manager Richard Garcia admitted being away from home was catching up with his players but believed the performance against United would give his side confidence going forward.

“It gets to that point where…yeah…heads and eyes are watching the comeback,” Garcia said.

“It’s about trying to refocus the guys and trying to stay focused on the football. Today I thought the performance was much better, it’s going in the direction we want to go.

“I thought it was a massive improvement and it would give us confidence going into the (Melbourne) City game.

“And then we go home. It’s a big problem. I think there are a few tired minds and a few tired bodies out there.

Originally published as A-League: Western United “on the right track” after another victory