Brisbane Roar defender Jack Hinger said his side will give everything to bounce back ahead of Saturday’s Isuzu UTE A-League Round 11 clash against Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium.
Roar start the weekend in seventh position on the A-League ladder after falling out the competition’s top six for the first time this campaign following last week’s heavy defeat at the hands of Melbourne City.
Sydney, who sit two points behind the Roar in ninth come into Saturday’s match off of back-to-back wins including a last ditch 2-1 triumph over Wellington Phoenix in their last outing.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match, Hingert said his side were ready to give everything to turn around their fortunes when they go up against the Sky Blues at Suncorp.
“Obviously, last week – that definitely wasn’t us, it wasn’t good enough from us and it’s important that we have a reaction this week and you can already see at training this week the energy’s been really high and the intensity has been high,” Hingert said.
“It’s been really positive this week and it’s important that we go out there and show our fans back at home who we really are.
“Coming off a result like last week I think you use the disappointment the embarrassment from that to really fuel yourself to have that reaction for this upcoming game and again we’re still positive, we still believe in ourselves, we have a belief in the direction that we’re going.
“I think overall we’ve still had a really good start to this season and we’re still in a great position so we’re still looking to move forward and continue to build into the season and get back up the top.”
Roar and Sydney have already met once at Suncorp this season with a Henry Hore brace coupled with a Nikola Mileusnic goal sealing a stunning 3-0 home win back in round two.
Roar have won three of their last four A-League Men games against Sydney FC in Queensland.
“They’re on a good run, we’ve played quite well against them the last few times we’ve played them, so again we’re going into that quite confident,” Hingert said
“They pressed really well against Wellington so we’re preparing ourselves for that as well, but again we have this belief that if we do the things that we work on at training, we have great belief in ourselves and we’re thinking more about ourselves and the way that we play and the way we perform.”
Saturday’s match at Suncorp Stadium kicks off at 6:45pm. Get your tickets HERE
Isuzu UTE A-League Men 2023/24 – Round 11: Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC
Suncorp Stadium, Milton
Saturday, 6 January (6:45pm KO)