Aloisi: The amount of chances we’re creating is really, really pleasing

Brisbane Roar Head Coach, Ross Aloisi praised his sides ability to create chances against a robust Western Sydney Wanderers defence in Friday’s 2-2 draw at Suncorp Stadium.

Goals from Nikola Mileusnic and Jack Hingert has Roar 2-0 up inside 15 minutes against a Wanderers side that had only conceded two goals all season ahead of Friday’s Round 6 Isuzu UTE A-League clash.

The visitors fought back with a pair of second half goals to snatch a share of the spoils but Aloisi said there were plenty of positives to take from Friday’s match.

“We created enough chances to score plenty of goals and to put the game to bed, but in saying that, Western Sydney Wanderers have conceded two goals all season and we scored two and created a number of clear-cut chances to score more, so very happy with that,” Aloisi said.

“I know that the players are upset and frustrated because they do feel that we dropped two points, but we got into areas that we could score those goals.

“We scored two beautiful goals and created a number of other chances from the football that we were playing.

“Scoring goals early matches is good but it’s just the football that we play, we attack from the very first minute and try and attack until the very last,” Aloisi said.

“We created some good opportunities again against Perth, we created number of opportunities to score a lot more goals, but like I said I can’t be too frustrated and I hope the players aren’t either.

“I know during the game there’s a lot of emotion but the amount of chances that we’re creating in games is really, really pleasing.

The Roar mentor also heaped praise on the sides contingent of young Queenslander’s who put in another impressive shift in Friday’s draw against the league leaders.

“This is where I say it’s important that we have players from Queensland, not just Brisbane, but from Queensland, that have followed Brisbane Roar that that want to bleed for Brisbane Roar,” Aloisi said.

“Because there’s one thing that I remember saying to them at the beginning of the season, one thing that really impressed me last year, no matter if they were playing good football or bad football, whatever football they were playing, they were fighters.

“I’ve asked a lot of them from day one in pre-season and Henry Hore is one of those players, he’s a Queenslander, Waddingham, Queenslander. Macnicol, Queenslander. Brownlie, Queenslander.

“These are kids, because you can’t really say that Henry Hore’s a seasoned  campaigner because he’s not, you know then you’ve got Taras Gomulka, who’s still 21.

“Our third choice goalkeeper at the moment is George Plusnin, 15 years of age, Queenslander. This is pretty exciting and I know it’s the beginning of the season and I know we didn’t get the three points but you know we’re doing something right here.”

Focus for Aloisi’s side now shifts to next Sunday’s trip to face Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.

Isuzu-UTE A-League Men 2023-24 – Round 6: Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Suncorp Stadium, Milton
Friday, 1 December

Brisbane Roar – 2 (Nikola MILEUSNIC 13’, Jack HINGERT 15’)
Western Sydney Wanderers –  2(Nicolas MILANOVIC 46’, Marcus ANTONSSON 88’)