Brisbane’s players are being told it’s up to them to find the spark to end their run of slow A-League starts.
The Roar host Central Coast at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday as the only team in the competition yet to score in the first half of a match in 2019-20. Their solitary win against Melbourne City a fortnight ago was a 4-3 comeback after being 2-0 down at the break.
MATCH CENTRE: Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners
And it seems last weekend’s loss to Wellington, where the previously winless Phoenix used Steven Taylor’s 10th minute opener to set them on their way to a 2-1 win, was the final straw for Roar coach Robbie Fowler.
“Let’s face it, it’s taken us to a go a goal down, two goals down before we start,” Fowler said.
“That can’t happen all the time. We know we need to do better in certain areas and that’s one of them.
“A lot of it is the players. We can give them as much motivational talk as we want, as much tactics as we want but as soon as they cross over the white line on to the pitch then it’s up to them.”
This A-League clash between the Roar and the Mariners kicks off at 5pm AEDT.
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