Confident Reinaldo eyes Adelaide

Brisbane Roar striker Reinaldo is convinced dressing room confidence is sky high ahead of the penultimate game of season against Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Brisbane Roar striker Reinaldo is convinced dressing room confidence is sky high ahead of the penultimate game of season against Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The Roar hasn-t yet given up hope of a finals spot, and the squad-s do-or-die attitude was evident in their victory against Sydney FC last weekend.

The big Brazilian said the Sydney win had rejuvenated the players just in time for another crunch match down south.

“I-m feeling very confident after the good win against Sydney,” Reinaldo said.

“Now we have a chance to be in the top six and everybody wants to work hard to beat Adelaide.”

The Sydney victory was the first three pointer of the year for the battling Roar, but more goal celebrations will be needed to secure the club-s finals dream.

However, Reinaldo said the squad-s attitude had definitely turned the corner and players were raring for the battle.

“The last three games we haven-t been playing very well,” Reinaldo said.

“Now the boys are training well ... and playing with more confidence.

“And I think this is the most important thing for us, the confidence and having a good time.”

Roar and United are squared with one victory apiece this season, but with so much on the line, comparisons will undoubtedly be made with last season-s preliminary final when United edged the game 1-0.

But Reinaldo said the squad wasn-t concerned with the past, but keeping their season alive against a tough opponent. “I don-t think it is time for revenge, I think we just have to try and do a good job,” he said.

“I think every time it is hard to play against United.

“They have a good bunch of player and we have to focus on having a good game

“We have to try to win the game ... that is the most important thing for us.”

The Roar may have one eye on United, but the other remains squarely on the great Patrick Kluivert.

Finishing only his second day of training with the squad, the Dutch maestro-s influence is already taking effect.

“He was a top striker and is a huge plus for us,” Reinaldo said.

“He had a good chat with me, Sergio (van Dijk), Henrique and the other attackers.

“I think he motivates us on to how to do that and how to do this.

“It is nice to work with someone you have watched playing in the World Cup.”