Aloisi digging in his heels at Sydney FC
John Aloisi is digging in his heels at Sydney FC. The former Australia international insists he will see out the second year of his mega bucks contract - mooted to be worth $1.4 million-a-year.
"Just because things haven't gone my way this year doesn't mean I am going to quit or walk away," Aloisi told The Sun-Herald.
"I am not going to shy away from anything. If things aren't going your way you don't just quit. You don't walk away from challenges. If I was a quitter I wouldn't have spent 15 years in Europe, wouldn't have played in a World Cup or played so many years for Australia.
"I am at Sydney for another year, at least. I am going to give it my all and work hard and turn it around so that we have a great season next year, not only for myself, but for the whole team."
Aloisi insists he's not in Australia "for the money", which could lead to Sydney's new owners asking the striker to take a reduction in his mega salary to assist with squad rebuilding.
"I want to do well no matter what I'm getting paid. I am not here for the money otherwise I would have stayed in Europe or gone to Asia. They are the ones that offered me that money and they thought I was worth it. That is not my fault. I am just out there doing my best and it hasn't gone to plan," he added.