Henrique: no fear factor for in-form Roar

Brisbane Roar are lapping up the underdogs' tag for the Hyundai A-League Finals Series with three-time Championship winner Henrique declaring they can win anywhere they have to.

After sneaking into the top six over the weekend, Roar face an Elimination Final clash with Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Friday night.


While they finished three places and eight points behind City, John Aloisi’s troops have a strong record on the road in the 2017/18 campaign.

Only champions Sydney FC and second-placed Newcastle Jets have taken more points on their travels than the Roar.

“We have no fear going away,” said Henrique, whose brace against Glory on the weekend helped book Brisbane’s finals spot.

“We’re happy to have accomplished the mission of making finals. Now, we start again, we know we have to win every game and we want to accomplish the next mission.

“This is the most important time of the year.

“We’ve been here eight seasons in a row now, we know what we have to do and we’re going to go hard.”

It’s a sentiment shared by gloveman Jamie Young.

The 32-year-old, who has arguably been the in-form keeper in the entire Hyundai A-League this season, has no doubt Roar will relish the challenge of playing on City’s home patch.

While they lost to City at the same venue earlier this season, Roar’s last visit to AAMI Park saw them come away with a shock 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory.

“It’s a game that we have to get a result and there is confidence going into Friday’s game because of the results we’ve had lately,” Young said.

“You come towards the end of the season and every game has that little bit of added meaning to it.

“We’re looking forward to this opportunity.”

“If we play at the level we know we’re capable of, we’re going to be a match for any side. We have to approach this game as a real opportunity which I know we will.”