Mileusnic says Roar will go all guns blazing to ignite season

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The Roar are bottom of the table and are yet to pick up their first win of the season, and in a week where they’ll play two games at home, it’s now or never.

Two draws and three losses make up Brisbane Roar’s record for this current season. It’s not the way fans and the club would’ve expected to start the season, after Roar finished fourth last season.

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After managing to salvage a point from their away game against Sydney FC, the Roar will play two games at home this week against Perth Glory and Adelaide United respectively.

Roar forward Nikola Mileusnic, who scored his first goal for the club against Sydney, says the two home games are crucial in terms of the outlook for the rest of the season.

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“Winning is what we’re looking to do. Get these six points in these next two games and I think that would really kickstart our season,” he said.

“We all know the position that we’re in and we’re all really really fighting for these points.”

Head coach Warren Moon affirmed the forwards eagerness.

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“Going into these homes games, we’re going to attack and we’re going to try and be on the front foot and be positive,” Moon said.

“At the end of the day, we’re just going to go out and try to win the game.”

Despite having zero wins, Moon remains optimistic on Brisbane’s chances of regaining their form from last season.

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“We’ve played five games, four away from home, three of those same day travel, it’s a difficult start but I keep saying it, I’m positive about this group.

“Yes, it’s not the start we wanted. But we’re going to go out with every intention to win the game. I’m going to set us up to positive.

“We know there’s enough quality in this group that if we get it right, we can go on a winning streak.”

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Mileusnic seemed to share his coach’s optimism.

“I feel like the best way to do it is to stick together, work hard, keep your head down.”

The season has undoubtedly been disruptive for all clubs this season.

COVID-19 protocols, restrictions and regulations coupled with the amount of travel the Roar had to endure, sometimes after playing a game have had a huge impact on the side’s players conditions.

Mileusnic expressed the Roar’s eagerness to have two back-to-back home games.

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“We haven’t played at home since we played… I can’t even remember honestly but we haven’t played in a while so coming back home and playing for our fans without doing all that travel is a bit relieving.”

But the forward didn’t want to make any excuses.

“Everyone’s got to do it, so you can’t really use that some sort of excuse, but I think the lads are looking forward to playing at home and hopefully we can get the win in the next two games,” Mileusnic said.

Brisbane will look to register their first win of the season on Wednesday night against 10th place, Perth Glory.

Feature Image credit: Phil Radoslovich

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Min-Gyu Shim
Min-Gyu Shim
Bachelor of Journalism student at UQ, and a full time football fanatic. Covering Brisbane Roar for the 2020/21 season.

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