Brisbane coach John Aloisi insists the heat is not getting to him despite another frustrating A-League loss.
The Roar controlled proceedings for 80 minutes on Thursday night against Perth, before two Glory goals in as many minutes added further misery to the Roar’s season.
Perth’s 2-1 win pushed them into fourth, while the Roar remain in ninth with just two wins and four draws from 12 games.
Only 7,031 fans showed for Thursday night’s clash at Lang Park, some of who made their feelings known towards players and staff following the loss.
Many more took to social media calling for Aloisi’s head, but the coach himself is confident he has the club and its fans’ support.
“I don’t feel pressure because I still believe in my players and what we’re doing … there’s no pressure, (just) frustration,” he said.
“We’re not going to stop fighting as a group, as a team, and to be fair the majority of fans were brilliant.
“They saw how hard we were working, how well we were playing and I think they were excited about the football we were playing tonight.
Aloisi was fuming after another VAR-related drama played a part in the Roar’s demise.
Massimo Maccarone had opened the scoring in the first half and was denied a brace when ruled offside early in the second.
Replays showed the Italian was onside, but a video referral was not an option given the whistle was blown before the ball hit the back of the net.
The incident continues a long run of VAR-related dramas this season, with the Roar often involved.
“It hurts a lot; it hurt in week one, in week three, and it seems like they’re getting it wrong every week,” Aloisi said.
“Things aren’t going our way in terms of injuries and they make it worse for us.”
The injury woes have lessened, though, with Danish midfielder Thomas Kristensen impressing in his first start of the season and Luke DeVere making it through in his comeback from a knee injury.
DeVere was elevated from the bench after Daniel Bowles’ late withdrawal, which Aloisi said came after Bowles reported hamstring tightness.
The Roar’s next game is in Adelaide on December 30.