Former Socceroo set to miss the start of next A-League season.
The end of the Melbourne Heart’s A-League seas has been further soured with coach John Aloisi banned for three games regarding his comments regarding officials.
Speaking after his side’s 2-0 loss to the Brisbane Roar in round 27, Aloisi criticised the inconsistencies of referee Matt Gillett.
With the Heart needing a win to keep their season alive along with a chance at snaring the sixth seed for the finals, they failed to fire for such an important game.
While Alosi acknowledged the largely lethargic performance by his side, the former Socceroo beleived the offcials had a big say in the outcome of the match.
The incident which particulary irritated Alosis was when Gillett awarded the Roar a penatly in just the 12th minute when Ivan Franjic went down after a tackle from Sam Mitchinson.
“If that was a penalty then I would have had free-kicks for fun when I played,” said Aloisi.
“Every time we tackled and it was a free-kick, it was a yellow card.
“I’m not saying that’s the reason why we lost, but I thought that it was a poor performance by the referee.”
After taking the early 1-0 lead, Brisbane slammed the door shut on the Heart’s season when a sensational strike from Thomas Broich found the back of the net after 31 minutes.
While disappointed not to be playing for the title, Aloisi believed the club had a bright future given the skill currently on their roster.
“We’ve got young players that will be better next season and then hopefully we won’t have as many injuries, or sell as many players next season,” he said.
“We ended up losing five players over a four-month period. It’s hard but that’s because we’ve got good young players.”