Aloisi: Always Looking Forward

Brisbane Roar Head Coach, Ross Aloisi says there is no looking back as his side prepare for their Suncorp Stadium return in a momentous double header, kicking off at 2:00pm on Sunday against Perth Glory.

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Following a weekend off for the international break, Ross Aloisi’s side are looking to build on a 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners last time out.

“It was a really good performance, a never say die attitude, we went down to 10-men and [they were] fighting for their first points of the season as well,” Aloisi said.

“I think we pressed really well. We pushed the ball around really well”.

“That’s what we want to do as a football team, and I guess as a club as well. This is a way forward [with] both the men’s and women’s A-leagues playing for the first time for a long time, so that’s a step forward as well,” he added.

Aloisi added Sunday’s double-header, which is the club’s first at Suncorp Stadium in four years will undoubtedly be a fantastic spectacle for Roar supporters.

“I think it’s amazing that it’s a double header and I think we’re doing it the right way around as well…it actually gives the supporters a good opportunity to actually watch the women’s team play as well because they play some really good football”.

“To be back at Suncorp Stadium and to have both teams playing at the one stadium is great and we’re staying behind to watch the women’s team play as well after, so I think it’s a great occasion for the club,” Aloisi said.

The extra rest between matches has seen the return of some key squad members, but the Roar coach is adamant that no spots are guaranteed.

“Corey Brown, Antonee Burke-Gilroy [played] his first game since last season, we’ll have Louis Zabala back, Jack Hingert back, Kai Trewin back from international duty so it’s really exciting that we’re getting so many players back”.

“I explained to the players that you’re only as good as your next game,” he shared.

“So, what you’ve done in the past is the past… we don’t want to look at the past, we want to look in the future and that’s why we want to play forward and run forward and everything we do is go forward”.

Isuzu UTE A-League Men: Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory 
Suncorp Stadium, Milton
Sunday, 26 November (2pm KO)