Hingert believes Roar can bounce back

Brisbane full back Jack Hingert believes that the Roar can bounce back from last week’s failure to win the Premiers Plate by getting a win in Friday night’s elimination final rematch against Melbourne Victory.

After leading the A-League for part of the season, Brisbane Roar have a great chance to amend the disappointing 0-0 draw against the Victory on Friday night.

Brisbane’s reliable right back says that the support of the home crowd coupled with the form that the Roar have shown in this campaign mean they are the favourites.

“We should be,” Hingert said.

“I don’t see why not. We believe that going into any game - no matter who we are playing - we know that if we are on our game and do the things that we work on at training we definitely got a chance of winning that game. 

“We believe that we can beat any team no matter who they are on our day. We have the quality in our team to have that belief."

The Roar had their chances to score on a number of occasions but Victory keeper Lawrence Thomas made some key saves, while for Brisbane, Matt McKay and Jamie Maclaren missed some golden chances to win the game. 

Hingert believes that the Roar will be more clinical on Friday night.

“On the day it didn’t come off for them,” he said

“We played well enough to win that game. We had chances but obviously it didn’t work out for us and it’s disappointing to finish off the regular season with that result and without winning the Premiers Plate.

"But if you look at Jamie Maclaren for example, how many goals has he scored this season and how many time has he been in similar opportunities and put them in. 

“Hopefully if we do get chances this weekend, I’m sure we will we take them. 

Meanwhile Melbourne Victory are expected to field a full strength line up for Friday night’s game after resting a couple of players due to their Asian Champions League commitments.

Nevertheless, Hingert doesn’t see change in line-up as a factor.

“When we played Victory in Brisbane last time they had pretty much a full strength team,” he said. They had Berisha and all their names playing and we obviously got a great result against them when we won 5-0. So there is no reason why we can’t go and do that again and that is what we are looking to do - win the game again at Suncorp," he said.

Hingert added: “We want to go all the way and that is what we’ve worked on all season. The reason why play is when it gets to this time, you want to win things and this is what it comes down to at the end of the day.

"It will be disappointing for us if we don’t go all the way. The quality we have in our team and the players we have there is no reason why we can’t do that and that’s why we have such high expectations.”

  • Con Stamocostas is an Australian football writer. Click here to see more of his work and check out the latest episode of his A-League Snobcast with co-host Rob Toddler.