Susak primed for action

After making his Brisbane Roar debut against Sydney FC on the weekend, defender Milan Susak admitted that he has been more than ready to make his mark in the orange jersey.

After making his Brisbane Roar debut against Sydney FC on the weekend, defender Milan Susak admitted that he has been more than ready to make his mark in the orange jersey.

Susak has spent the past two seasons playing for German third division side SpVgg Unterhaching and has also spent five years playing in the Serbian leagues.

Since signing for Brisbane Roar in June, 26-year-old Susak said he has been giving it his all on the training field.

“I-ve been preparing myself, I-ve given 100 per cent at training so that I-m ready to come on at any point,” he said.

The versatile defender replaced the injured Ivan Franjic in the 18th minute against Sydney FC, his first taste of Hyundai A-League football since his one year stint at Adelaide United in the 2007/08 season.

He slotted comfortably into the back four, saying he knew he had no time for nerves.

“When you get your chance you have to take it with both hands,” Susak said.

“It was very important for me to come on and get into the game straight away.”

Looking ahead to Friday-s round four clash against Wellington Phoenix, Susak said he was familiar with the side despite the years he-s spent plying his trade overseas.

“I-ve watched them a bit this season and I watched them a lot last year actually while I was overseas because I used to stream a lot of the A-League online,” he said.

“I-ve always liked to watch Australian football and I used to watch Wellington because my friend Diego Walsh is playing over there.

“A lot of their players went to the World Cup, they-re a tough side and they should be fit as well.”

Susak said the side were looking forward to continuing their good run of form against Ricki Herbert-s men, acknowledging the importance of seizing the three points at this early stage of the 30-game long season.

“It was very important for us to get the result against Sydney, in the first game we played much better than Gold Coast and we didn-t get the three points unfortunately,” he said.

“This week we-ve got another big game, two home games in a row and we-re hoping for another big crowd.

“It-s going to be a strong game and we want the three points as well.”

Although the Phoenix have started the season strongly, Susak said the way Brisbane have been playing should not be underestimated.

“We-re playing good football, knocking the ball around well and defensively, everything is going right so no complaints so far.”

Kick off against Wellington Phoenix on Friday 27 August is 8pm. Gates will be open from 7pm.

Tickets available here.

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