Massimo providing positive push

He’s been one of the club’s best performers in the opening five fixtures of the Hyundai A-League 2012/13 season but Massimo Murdocca won’t be content until results start coming for Brisbane Roar.

He-s been one of the club-s best performers in the opening five fixtures of the Hyundai A-League 2012/13 season but Massimo Murdocca won-t be content until results start coming for Brisbane Roar.

The defending champions have won just once so far this campaign - a memorable 5-0 win over Melbourne Victory in round two - but Murdocca-s positive influence on each game has been immeasurable.

The Roar foundation player has notched up five points in Fox Sports- Alex Tobin award tally, a man of the match performance against Wellington Phoenix in the 1-1 and two-point haul from Sunday-s 1-0 loss to Adelaide United.

Murdocca also set up Thomas Broich for the team-s opener against the Victory and provided the assist for Besart Berisha-s equaliser against Wellington.

“On a personal note, I-m quite pleased but ultimately for me, it-s always about the team and that-s disappointing at the moment,” he said.

“I-m feeling healthy at the moment, I-m doing my best on the field and it-s good to see that people think I-m doing well.

“I feel like I-m young again to be honest, I feel like I can go all day again and that-s taken a while to get to that level of fitness to be honest.

“My broken leg - I keep harping on about it - but it really did set me back a couple of years and now I feel like I-m back to normal and I-m glad it-s showing that little bit on the field.”

When asked to pinpoint the areas of improvement needed by the Roar, Murdocca was reluctant to say too much.

“It-s a tough one to talk about,” he said, referring to the weekend-s loss to Adelaide.

“You don-t want to keep going on like a broken record and say that we played well and we didn-t get the win.

“We-re disappointed that we couldn-t produce at least one goal to get a point but at the end of the day, we did play well and we did create chances.

“With times like this, you-ve got to take the positives out of it.

“We-re playing well, we-re creating and when the ball starts getting into the back of the net, hopefully we-ll go on a roll.”

Brisbane-s next challenge lies in the form of a Melbourne Heart team that sits one place below them on the Hyundai A-League ladder in the wooden spoon position.

Kick-off on Friday, 9 November at AAMI Park is at 7.30pm local time, 6.30pm Brisbane time.

Join the other Roar supporters at the club-s official away match supporters venue Shafston Hotel to watch the game and make the most of the food and beverage discounts on offer.