Ahead of Saturday night’s showdown with Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar midfielder Thomas Broich has backed Head Coach Rado Vidosic’s staunch attention to detail to lead the squad to further success.
Ahead of Saturday night-s showdown with Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar midfielder Thomas Broich has backed Head Coach Rado Vidosic-s staunch attention to detail to lead the squad to further success.
The round two clash marks Vidosic-s first domestic home fixture at Suncorp Stadium as offical Head Coach and almost fittingly, he-s up against his predecessor Ange Postecoglou, who left the Roar in February to take up a role with Victory.
Broich dismissed worries about the team-s performance against Perth Glory in the season opener and looked towards the long-term development of the team.
“It-s a marathon - it-s not about peaking early, it-s about building a strong team,” the German midfielder.
“We changed our style slightly and we need a bit of time to really get used to it
“I guess you can compare it to golfers or tennis players when they change their technique.
“It doesn-t happen overnight but eventually, there are benefits.
“Defensively, we are looking better already, at the moment it comes at a price but we-ll get there.
“There-s nothing to worry about and in the end, we-ll be an even stronger team.”
Brisbane were unbeaten against their Victorian rivals last season, registering two wins and a draw from their three fixtures and scoring eight goals in the process.
The first match-up between the two sides in the 2011/12 season was a fiery round five encounter at Etihad Stadium that resulted in a 2-2 draw.
Broich scored the Roar-s second with a cleverly-taken free-kick that sailed under the jumping Victory wall, on advise taken from Vidosic-s - who was then the club-s assistant coach - video analysis during the week.
But according to Broich, Vidosic-s match preparation has long been the foundation for the club-s success.
“He-s very analytical,” he said.
“He-s always been … you could call him the brains behind our success.
“All our rotations and set pieces and stuff - he just loves that.
“When Ange took over a couple of years ago it took him a while to get everything the way he wanted it and it-s the same with Rado.”
Brisbane Roar host Melbourne Victory on Saturday, 13 October at Suncorp Stadium. Gates open 5.45pm, kick-off at 5.45. Tickets available at Ticketek