“I think physically they’ve bullied us on a number of occasions, that’s not going to happen anymore we’ve got quite a strong team,” Aloisi said.
But the former Socceroo believes his squad can handle the Glory tomorrow evening.
“Perth’s a well organized team, they’ve always been competitive.
“We [will] make sure we stay focused on our game and don’t let them worry us if they do try and bully us because we’ve got some senior boys now that know how to handle Perth.”
Aloisi is also well aware of the threat New Zealand Striker Shane Smeltz could provide and the ex-striker realises what needs to be done to restrict the former Gold Coast man.
“They’ve also got a top striker in [Shane] Smeltz and we know we have to take care of him and just make sure he doesn’t get the service that he needs to score goals. If we do that and we keep the ball most of the time he’s not going to get the service and we can create chances against them,” Aloisi explained.
The former Mariner and Sky Blue also identified his side’s lack of concentration as one of the main problems in recent weeks and now hopes that his players can concentrate for the full ninety.
“Now we just got to make sure that we stay focused for ninety minutes and we don’t give away stupid goals.”
The Red and White failed to find the net in the 0-0 draw with Sydney last weekend, but did waste their chances so Aloisi hopes his side can create and finish their chances in the same game.
“We know where the back of the net is, we know how to create chances, it’s the matter of doing both in the same game and we’ll win and go onto a good run and if you do go onto a good run you’ll climb the table very quickly.”
Aloisi also explained his anger after Ben Garuccio was ruled out with a month after Fabio’s tackle was unpunished.
“I was angry because we don’t want to lose players through injury, we’re already losing players through other means so we want to try and keep everyone fit.
“When it’s a fifty-fifty ball I don’t expect anyone to hold back, but when it’s intentional to hurt someone then you do get angry about it,” Aloisi clarified.