Colosimo targeting organisation as Melbourne Heart’s area for improvement

Simon Colosimo knows that it will take time for the Melbourne Heart players to really come together and understand how each other plays.
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Simon Colosimo knows that it will take time for the Melbourne Heart players to really come together and understand how each other plays.

The newest A-League club went down 1-0 to the Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park last night and it was a lack of organisation between players that led to the only goal of the match.

The Mariners scored in the 16th minute thanks to a header from captain Alex Wilkinson which came from a John Hutchinson corner but it was the slow reaction of Heart defenders Michael Marrone and Michael Beauchamp that allowed Wilkinson to get free.

“They’re the little things that playing together you get used to,” Colosimo said. “Those set plays, that little bit of positional play and understanding, we sort of got caught under the ball. Mikey (Marrone) did (get caught) with Megzy (Beauchamp) behind him where they probably could have swapped but that’s one of those things.

“We worked hard, I don’t think we looked troubled at any other set piece. I think we looked quite dangerous from set pieces, we had a couple of headers on goal and so on. They are the kind of things that us as a group will talk about and we will go through them and get them right.”

The Heart take on Newcastle United at EnergyAustralia Stadium next Friday, August 13, in their second A-League match.