Brisbane Roar defender, Jack Hingert says the disappointment felt by his side following Friday’s 2-2 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers shows where Roar are at.
Hingert netted the Roar’s second goal shortly after Nikola Mileusnic opened the scoring in a fast start for Ross Aloisi’s side before the visitors fought back with a pair of second half strkes to earn a share of the spoils.
Friday’s draw with the league leaders leaves Roar at least temporarily in third on the league table with Hingert saying his side have made important steps forward in the early parts of the new A-League season.
“Obviously, being at 2-0 up at half time and to come away with only a point is extremely disappointing, especially at home,” Hingert said.
“I think the way that we played in the first half wasn’t too bad, we dominated most of the first half but I think we let ourselves down in the second half so it was disappointing to come away with the point.
“But, it kind of shows where we’re at when we’re disappointed when we draw with the Wanderers, playing for top spot and that sort of thing.
“It shows where we’re at but at the same time, I think we can we can definitely be better.”
Hingert returned to the starting eleven for Friday’s match after undergoing minor knee surgery following an injury sustained against Macarthur in round one.
The 33-year-old, who marked the occasion with his fourth A-League goal said he’s thoroughly enjoying the brand of football his side are playing under Ross Aloisi.
“Everyone’s pretty aware of how we play now and the football that we’re playing under Ross (Aloisi),” Hingert said.
“It’s been refreshing from my point of view and I love bombing on, getting forward and overlapping and the way that we play with Ross allows me to do so, so hopefully there’s more to come.
“I seem to score quite a bit at training and can’t do it in game, so it’s nice to get one but obviously the more important thing would have been an overall performance and a win for us.”
Roar’s focus 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’)