Roar are coming off a 2-2 away draw with Melbourne City on Saturday, after arriving back in Australia from China where they defeated Shanghai Shenhua 2-0 in the ACL on Wednesday.

The team flew directly from Shanghai on Thursday night, but had to travel via Sydney to avoid paying an extra $35,000, according to Aloisi.

Next week the club travel west to take on meet Perth Glory in the domestic league.

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Aloisi questioned the logic of the scheduling: “They (FFA) knew we had an opportunity to actually qualify for the Champions League and we got two trips away to Perth during this period.

“For me it doesn’t make sense but I’m not the one who does the scheduling. Every season I hear coaches, (Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold) Arnie, who have been in Champions League talk about this but it doesn’t seem to get anywhere because nothing’s been fixed.

“There’s a FIFA ruling saying you can’t play a game within 72 hours of another game, but we had to.

“I’m not saying that’s the reason why we didn’t win (against City), I’m just saying player safety has to come into play. We talk about player safety in the heat, what about the travel, the time between games, is that not player safety?”

Aloisi’s team squandered a two-goal half-time lead against a young Melbourne City side, where a total of seven key players were suspended.

Roar made six changes to the team which started against Shanghai, giving Dane Ingham his A-League debut at right-back.

Aloisi conceded his disappointment for drawing with City, but praised the team for their performance overseas.

“(The ACL is) massive for our club, to qualify for the Champions League and the way we did it, we went to a powerhouse in Asia in terms of the amount of money they've got to spend,” Aloisi said.

“Playing away from home in front of an incredible crowd. It's massive for Australian football. I mentioned to the boys after 'be proud of what we just achieved' and also know the rest of Australia will be proud of that as well.

“A lot of people criticise the level of A-League, but have to remember, our level of the league is good, our structure in teams are good and if you can go there and come up against a strong opponent, play your style and win a football game, it shows we've come a long way.

“Hopefully moving forward it gives our players belief we can win football games anywhere.”