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Australian Football: Aloisi keeps cool after setback

Western United boss John Aloisi is refusing to push the panic button despite his side suffering a 4-1 home loss against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday night.

Western want to win the A-League grand final but suffered a big setback as they were thrashed by a Nix side that had lost heavily in their previous two games.

No panic

Despite the loss Western remain second on the A-League ladder, eight points behind Melbourne City with three games in hand.

City also suffered a 3-0 defeat against Melbourne Victory on Saturday and Aloisi says there is no need to panic.

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"Defensively you're going to have moments in the season that things might go against you," he said. "We have to quickly get over it."

Aloisi says the main focus will now be on recovery and making sure the players are ready to bounce back when they take on Perth Glory and Macarthur in the next two games.

Great season so far

The premiers plate is still in their own hands but they need to respond.

"We're dealing with a bad loss and a heavy loss and it's making sure that we still keep our heads held high,” Aloisi added.
"Because we've had a good season so far and we'll keep fighting right to the end.

"I'm thinking more about let's prepare well for the next two games (against Perth Glory and Macarthur next Saturday and the following Tuesday in Tasmania) to make sure that we recover well."

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