van ‘t Schip expecting further improvement from Melbourne Heart

Melbourne Heart coach John van ‘t Schip expects his players to improve even further in the second half of the season.

The new A-League club are currently placed fifth on the table after 14 games of the 30-match season with five wins, five draws and four losses but their Dutch manager is confident that things will pick up with the players now much more comfortable on the pitch with each other.

“We certainly want to pick more points up because we had a slow start. We're coming more into our rhythm now, the boys are getting to know each other better so we should get more points over the next 15 games and we take that with us," he said.

"We never should be satisfied with the first half of the season. In my opinion we must start now and it's important we keep our fitness and good attitude we have now."

The Heart take on second-placed Adelaide United tomorrow night at AAMI Park and van ‘t Schip was confident of a positive result with a fairly unchanged line-up from the loss to Brisbane Roar on Sunday.

“Everybody is looking good and looking sharp. We'll have to see what we will do, but I don't think we'll change too many. We may change to see how can refresh the team a little but that's something we have to discuss," he said.

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