Melbourne Heart defender Aziz Behich says John Aloisi will have the support of his players throughout the A-League season as they continue to search for their first win.
Heart fought back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 against Adelaide United on Sunday, before conceding to settle for a point in a dramatic 3-3 draw, ending a sequence of five successive defeats for the embattled club.
Aloisi's future has been the subject of mounting speculation during the team's run of poor form early in 2013-14.
But the players demonstrated their faith in the coach by embracing him on the sidelines after Andrea Migliorini's stunning goal sparked the recovery at AAMI Park.
And left-back Behich claimed the playing group will continue to stand firmly behind Aloisi, who is likely to have earned a stay of execution after Sunday's improve showing.
"Definitely, we back him 110 percent," he told reporters at a recovery session on Monday.
"We'll do for that the rest of the season. We believe in what we're doing, we all back JA.
"The coach is behind us as players and we'll back him the whole way through as well."
Behich, who has struggled for consistency since returning to Heart on loan from Turkish club Bursaspor, supplied the pass for Migliorini's second goal and was pleased to have produced something of an improved individual showing.
"It was good to get an assist (and) get one on the board," he said.
"But at the end of the day, it's all about the team. Doesn't matter who scores or gives the assist. (My performances) can always improve. Yesterday just felt like I was a bit better than I have been in the previous games."
Next up for Heart is a difficult assignment away to Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.
Despite the daunting nature of a trip to face last season's grand finalists, Behich believes his team can draw on their recent efforts and cause the reigning premiers problems.
"Our second half was different class," he said.
"If we can take that from the get go, I think we'll cause a lot of problems."
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