Aloisi: Attitude key in Adelaide win

Brisbane Roar Head Coach Ross Aloisi praised his sides desire following Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.

Second half strikes from Jez Lofthouse and Jay O’Shea sealed Roar’s first Isuzu UTE A-League victory over United  at Coopers Stadium since December 2017.

Aloisi’s side now sit second on the A-League ladder just a point shy of league leaders, Macarthur after seven rounds of action.

Speaking post-match the Roar boss who is now unbeaten in his last four matches said Sunday’s victory was all about the attitude of his side.

“There were a few things in that first half that we saw that we need to be better at especially in goal kicks where they we’re leaving one of the sides free, so we adjusted that and on our right hand side we were getting in behind them late in that first half quite a bit, which is what we worked on originally as well during the week,” Aloisi said.

“It became about attitude and that was that was basically it you know, it was the team that wanted to win the most and was willing to push the ball around and play their football.”

“I think they started to have a little bit more belief, probably the frustrating thing at the time is that Adelaide came off of a bad result from last week, they’re at home they needed to lift I know Carl’s (Veart) going to lift them.

“Although they had probably had more possession I don’t recall a big chance that they created and then once we started to play our football I think the players started to believe.

“It’s always the same, the first 30 minutes are always difficult in any game that we play and then teams start to either fatigue or we start to find a bit of rhythm so in the second half I knew what was going to happen.

“We knew, the players knew, we spoke about it we showed them but again it was the attitude, and the attitude impressed me the most.

“I spoke about it during the week it’s a Queenslander mentality, it’s a never say die attitude, it’s a fighting mentality and that’s what I want to see, that’s what the players want and that’s what our supporters want and that’s what makes me the most proud of the team.”

Next up for Aloisi’s side is a trip to face Western United, who are coached by his brother John at AAMI Park on Friday night.

Isuzu UTE A-League Men 2023/24 – Round 6: Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Sunday, 10 December

Adelaide United – 0
Brisbane Roar – 2 (Jez LOFTHOUSE 47’, Jay O’SHEA 54’)