After suffering their first loss of the season, Brisbane Roar defender Shane Stefanatto has said that his team have moved on from Sunday’s result and are already looking ahead to their next game.
With two draws and two wins to their name prior to the weekend, the 3-0 result against Melbourne Victory marked the end of Brisbane-s unbeaten start to the campaign, with Stefanutto saying a few mistakes proved to be decisive.
“The result was disappointing,” he said.
“Obviously we went down there with high hopes and we started the first half quite well.
“In the second half we gave a couple of soft goals away, and you can-t do that against good teams or anyone in the A-League otherwise you do get punished.”
Stefanutto said his side were already concentrating on Saturday-s home clash against table-topping Adelaide United, insisting the preparation would not be much different despite the loss.
Three points would see Brisbane secure a fourth consecutive home win as Ange Postecoglou-s men aim to make good on the promise of turning Suncorp Stadium into a fortress.
“We-ve already forgotten about the result and now we move onto Adelaide, which should be great,” he said.
“I think we-ll continue doing what we have been doing for the past few weeks and concentrate on our style of play and game pattern, and getting ready for Adelaide which should be a good test.”
After five years abroad in Norway with Lillestrøm SK and Lyn Oslo, Stefanutto had a short stint with North Queensland Fury before being tempted back to the city where he started his career by Roar coach Ange Postecoglou earlier this year.
Since signing for Brisbane, Stefanutto has not missed a minute of any Roar game so far this season and says he has no complaints about life in the state capital.
“It-s been great,” he said. “A good bunch of lads, a great club and a good start to the season.
“Its happy days really, summer is coming and everything is great.”
Brisbane Roar play Adelaide United on Saturday 18 September. Kick off at Suncorp Stadium is at 7.30pm.