More to come from Henrique
Despite playing a pivotal role in last season’s historic grand final win, missing four months of Brisbane Roar’s stellar season still weighs heavily on Henrique’s mind.
Despite playing a pivotal role in last season-s historic grand final win, missing four months of Brisbane Roar-s stellar season still weighs heavily on Henrique-s mind.
The Brazilian winger ignited the emphatic comeback by scoring the Roar-s first goal with four minutes left on the clock before converting the decisive penalty that sent more than 50,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium into raptures.
However, Henrique-s lengthy stint on the sidelines after breaking his arm in the side-s only loss of the campaign - 3-0 away to Melbourne Victory - was proving to be the motivating factor in his desire for back-to-back Hyundai A-League titles.
“I-m already looking forward to next season, I want to forget about what happened with my arm last year,” he said.
“Hopefully this year I-ll have no injuries because I want to play as many games as I can.
“Everything from the grand final is still in my mind, I can-t forget it.
“But last year, there were bad thing and good things so this year I-m hoping it is all better.”
With the club confirming four training matches against Brisbane Premier League opposition in June and the Hyundai A-League draw due to be released next Tuesday, Brisbane Roar-s preparations for next season are beginning to take shape.
Successfully defending the Hyundai A-League Premiership and Championship are both high on Henrique-s goals for next season while playing the AFC Champions League is also a mouth-watering prospect.
“I started the pre-season a little bit later but I feel very good now,” he said.
“It-s probably two more weeks until I-m back to full fitness though.
“Next season it-s really important for us to do well because everybody talked about us last year and now we have to confirm everything we-ve done.
“The ACL is a good competition, we-ve never played in it before and it-s going to be a big challenge.”