Rocky Visconte knows all too well the adage of making the most of every opportunity which comes your way, because you never know when the next will arrive.
Rocky Visconte knows all too well the adage of making the most of every opportunity which comes your way because you never know when the next will arrive.
Plagued by injury since his return to Australia after four years plying his trade in Scotland, the young winger is finally seeing some light at the end of a very long injury tunnel.
Making his first Hyundai A-League appearance of the season in last week-s 2-1 loss to the Melbourne Heart was bitter sweet for Visconte, while pleased with his cameo off the bench failing to collect three points tempered his joy.
“I-ve been very unlucky with my injuries, I-ve been out for basically 12 weeks," Visconte said.
“I-ve finally been back playing for the past month with the Youth team and finally got my chance with the first team.
“I was a little bit happy because I finally got my game.
“It just felt good to be out there with the boys again, but obviously the loss put a bit of a downer on it.”
Visconte can deservedly be pleased with his impact against Heart, along with fellow substitute Kofi Danning.
The pair-s introduction on Friday night helped to shift the momentum of the match in favour of Brisbane - both played a key role in the solitary goal for the home team - with the Roar just failing to snatch a draw in the dying stages of the match.
“Before Kofi and I came on we shook hands and said we-d both go out there and be positive,” Visconte said.
“Even if you go forward and lose the ball, it-s better to lose the ball going forward than it is losing it going backwards.
“That-s the sort of attitude we went out there with and we-re hoping that whenever we come on we can make an impact.”
Wednesday-s match at the Forsyth Barr Stadium against Wellington Phoenix will present another stern test for the Hyundai A-League Champions.
A thin squad due to injuries and facing an opponent buoyed by an important weekend victory, Brisbane will need to be at their best to secure a return to winning ways.
Visconte said the squad was remaining positive despite losing two matches in a row, believing the time away in each other-s company would continue to galvanise the players.
“There-s a lot of room for improvement going into the game on Wednesday and I-m sure the boys are going to go into the match being positive," he said.
“Some people have suggested we may be in a crisis, we-re certainly not looking at it that way.
“We-re just looking to go into the game positive and get back to the way we were playing a couple of weeks ago.
“Playing here will be different to playing Wellington in Wellington.
“Obviously in Wellington it-s a bit more open and windy, so the conditions here will suit our passing game.
“We-ll look to play the way we do at our best, going forward and being positive.
“The great surface of the pitch should really help us keep the ball on the deck and move it quickly.”