Danish midfielder Thomas Kristensen has signed a new contract committing his future to Brisbane Roar FC following a standout start to his Hyundai A-League career.
Kristensen has played a key role in Brisbane’s campaign so far and is enjoying life Down Under in his maiden season in Australia.
With his future now sorted Kristensen is determined to keep working hard and helping the side be successful this season.
“I’m really pleased to commit my future to Brisbane, it was an easy decision,” Kristensen said.
“It’s nice for myself and my family to know where our future lies, the focus now is to continue to perform well in the remaining Hyundai A-league matches.”
“In football, you have good and bad spells but I believe in what we are doing and I know that this group can be successful if we work hard for it.”
The 11-time Danish International signed for the Roar during the off-season and has slotted seamlessly into the Roar set-up and style of play. His combination at the base of midfield with Captain Matt McKay has drawn praise from Head Coach John Aloisi.
With a big month of football ahead Football Director Craig Moore was pleased to tie up Kristensen on a long-term contract.
“From day one Thomas has embraced the Roar style of play and shown strong leadership both on and off the park.”
“We are very pleased that he has committed his future to the Club.”
“BRFC are always wanting to retain our best players and develop a group of footballers that can challenge for trophies, we believe Kristensen will play an important part in helping reach these goals.”
Kristensen has been an impassable wall in front of the Roar back four, making the most tackles in the Hyundai A-League whilst also leading the team in interceptions.
After showing his prowess off the ball, Brisbane’s Danish midfielder has also shown an eye for goal, scoring four times including a brace against Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium last December.
Kristensen’s leadership and experience will be important for not only the side’s run into the Hyundai A-League Finals but also the upcoming AFC Asian Champions League qualifier later this month in Brisbane.
The Roar travel to New Zealand to face Wellington Phoenix on Saturday, 21 January at Westpac Stadium. Kick-off 4:35pm (QLD Time).
Quote Unquote with Thomas Kristensen
"I'm really pleased to secure my future. It's nice to know your future early and focus on what's ahead.
"All that's on my mind right now is the games ahead and getting back to form with the team. The contract is done and now we can focus on the football."
"When you're a footballer, you're always a bit selfish but as you get older and you start a family then it's not only my decision but more a joint venture. We have had some talks and in the end it was an easy decision. We decided it would be good for the family to stay a few years more.
"We're getting better each week and even though the results haven't been great in the last few weeks, i'm looking at the overall process.
"You would rather win a bad game then lose a good one, but you have to look at the big picture and I think we're getting there. The small things will fall our way if we keep working hard."