Brisbane Roar superstar Thomas Broich says his side have been unfairly criticised this season and is confident the Roar can make a late season charge towards the Hyundai A-League finals.
"The amount of times people have written off Brisbane Roar because of a few bad results or poor performances, doesn't interest me,'' he says.
"The fact that we had to go through a bad spell doesn't mean at all that we are past our best.
"In the past this team has proven time and again we can turn things around in one game or even when it comes to an entire season."
The Roar are unbeaten in the Hyundai A-League since the AFC Asian Cup break and have lost only once in their last eight games. Despite six of those eight being on the road, the Roar have found the net 13 times.
They went down 0-1 in their Champions League opener last Wednesday against Beijing Guoan but dominated the game and were cruelly punished by a deflected stoppage time free kick.
As the Roar prepares to face Urawa Red Diamonds in the Asian Champions League, Broich believes Brisbane is on the cusp of a powerful late season rally.
"I am really, really confident in the team at this point of time," he says.
"We have signed a few great players to help us for the remainder of the season. We have had a few injuries and we have a few players that are not fully match fit at the moment and already we are playing some decent football.
"We are not quite flying yet but there are so many promising signs now in terms of possession-based football that we are playing and in terms of the balance we have in the team structure-wise.
"What we have been doing in the past, it just works for us. The success we had was a consequence of that . . . it is really about getting that back into every game and every training session in the run to the end of the season and beyond."