He may only be a few weeks into his time at the club but midfielder Stefan Mauk has declared Brisbane Roar are targeting every trophy on offer when they head into the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season.
Mauk is one of a number of key additions to John Aloisi's squad, joining the club early in the off-season following a stint on loan at fellow Hyundai A-League club Melbourne City from Dutch outfit N.E.C.
The 22-year-old, who has played 15 times for the Australian U23 side, knows what it takes to have success at Hyundai A-League level.
He was a member of Adelaide United’s championship-winning squad in 2016 and says the desire within the squad to be the best in the land is clear.
“We want to win everything, that’s been the objective from the first meeting," Mauk said.
"All the players and coaching staff sat down and [coach] John [Aloisi] said 'these are the trophies that are available and we want to win all of them'.
Mauk added if his start to life in Brisbane: "All the players and staff have been great, and the new facilities are terrific.
"It’s everything you can really ask for as an athlete and I’m looking forward to the coming season.
“Training is one thing but playing is what we want to do as players. It was good to get some minutes into the legs last week.”
While the Roar squad has been putting in the hard work as they look to reach their peak for the start of the Hyundai A-League season in October, they also have a huge FFA Cup Round of 32 clash to look forward to next month.
Roar has been pitted against fellow Hyundai A-League outfit - and Mauk's former club - Melbourne City, with the sides to meet at Redcliffe’s Dolphin Stadium on Tuesday, 7 August.
It will be Mauk’s second trip to Redcliffe in as many seasons after featuring in City’s Round of 32 win over local side Peninsula Power last season.
“We’ve started our pre-season very early in comparison to the other teams so hopefully that shows in the first game, and even though it’s still a month away, we’re all very eager to get out there,” he said.
“I always like playing against my old teams. They’re a quality opposition and it’s good to play the best teams possible during pre-season.”