Barbarouses goals to repay faith

Brisbane Roar’s New Zealand recruit Kosta Barbarouses has vowed to repay the club for engineering his tran-Tasman switch by doing what comes naturally – scoring goals.

Brisbane Roar-s New Zealand recruit Kosta Barbarouses has vowed to repay the club for engineering his tran-Tasman switch by doing what comes naturally - scoring goals.

Linking up with his new team-mates for pre-season training, the former Wellington Phoenix striker said he had two major goals for when the new Hyundai A-league season kicks-off in August.

“I want to start as many games as I can so I can repay the club for the faith they have in bringing me here,” Barbarouses said.

“And obviously I want to score as many goals as possible because at the end of the day, that-s my job in the team.”

And a confident Barbarouses said he was certain Roar fans wouldn-t have to wait long before celebrating a goal for the club-s new number seven.

“I think I bring a bit of pace to the forward line and hopefully my scoring ability,- he said.

“We have a big target-man in Reinaldo and I think (fellow striker) Henrique and myself can work off him really well.”

Barbarouses will be aiming for a starting berth when the Roar travel to Gold Coast United for the clubs- first game of the season.

But before he can dream of running into Skilled Park wearing the Roar colours, Barbarouses must acclimatise to South East Queensland-s tropical climate.

Despite Brisbane entering the early days of winter, the Wellington native has admitted the chilly mornings are nothing more than a summer holiday.

“I know its winter but that-s the scary thing ... I-m not sure what to expect for summer, maybe twice as hot,” Barbarouses joked.

“I-m sure I-ll get used to it but it-s even boiling at the moment for me.

“(But) I-m enjoying it so far and Brisbane is a great city and it-s a great setup at the Roar.”