Brisbane Roar boss John Aloisi is hopeful Sunday’s big win over Adelaide United will boost his side’s belief in attack and spark a goal-rush for the rest of the Hyundai A-League season.
Roar surged to their biggest win of the 2016/17 Season as they thumped a frustrated Reds side 4-0 at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
After managing just nine goals in the opening 10 rounds, the floodgates opened for Roar as they moved into a share of third spot on the ladder alongside Melbourne Victory.
“It will definitely help us in terms of giving us that confidence we can play against any opposition and create chances and then take them,” Aloisi told Fox Sports.
“Against Melbourne City in the second half last week, and Melbourne City are a great side, we created enough chances to win the game and we came away with a draw.
“We said during the week that when you create those chances you have to be ruthless and make sure you put them away. Then it makes it hard for the opposition to get back into the game.
“It was good to get back to Suncorp and to put on a performance for our fans and score goals because we’ve been creating chances throughout the season but we haven’t been clinical enough,” he added.
“Today we showed that side that we can be clinical and make it easier for ourselves.”
After an even first 25 minutes, Roar broke the game open just before the half hour mark as two goals from Danish midfielder Thomas Kristensen handed them the initiative.
While the Reds had their moments to get back into the contest, Roar defended doggedly before making their most of the chances after the break.
Thomas Broich made it three with a superb header from a free-kick before Jamie Maclaren converted from the spot after former Brisbane star Henrique handled in the area.
“It was really important [three points]. We saw with the results on the weekend that if we won today then suddenly the top four is on the breakaway,” said two-goal hero Kristensen, with Roar now five points clear of fifth-placed Perth Glory.
“It was important to catch the train if you want to put it like that and it was good that we got some more goals.
“We’ve had four draws where three of them we were in front. Today we scored the second goal also and from there we just kept going.
“I scored a little bit at the start of my career but that was 14 years ago,” Kristensen added of his four goals for the campaign so far.
“Sometimes when you get on a roll they just go in. I think I’ve had six shots this season and four have gone in. It’s fantastic but firstly it was a good team performance.”Roar’s next clash is next Sunday with a trip to Gosford to take on the Central Coast Mariners.