REACTION: Kisnorbo keen to kick-start season


It’s not desperation stakes, but captain Patrick Kisnorbo says Melbourne City FC and Brisbane Roar will both be determined to collect three points when the two winless sides meet on Saturday night.

When asked if both Brisbane and Melbourne City FC would be desperate to collect a much-needed win in Round 5, Kisnorbo said both teams would fight for three points, but wouldn’t approach the match with desperation.

“I don’t think it’s at that stage yet,” Kisnorbo said. “But obviously both teams would like to have a few more wins on the board. It’s going to be a hard game between two teams that want to pick up points and hopefully we can be the team that can do that.”

“Obviously there is an expectation on us and that’s fine by us. But we need to be worried about what we do as a playing group and what we need to do going forward.”

Kisnorbo said Brisbane’s start to the season was not reflective of last season’s champions and Mike Mulvey’s side would be a difficult proposition at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

“It doesn’t matter about the results, they are still a good side, a good passing team and playing away from home is hard as well.

“But they’re a good team, there’s no doubt about it, and we will have to go there and worry about ourselves and put in a good performance.”

After opening the scoring against Adelaide United on Friday night, Kisnorbo saw his side drop an early lead to go down 1-2 to the Reds, but was adamant his squad have ironed out the errors in their game.

“I think we are making our own mistakes,” Kisnorbo said.

“There are some times where you haven’t played well and you’ve got a cheeky goal here and there is sometimes where you are playing well and it hasn’t gone your way.

“I don’t think we have been outplayed, I think it’s just a few errors that we need to clean up. We’ve been working on it and hopefully we can take that into Saturday’s game.”

Melbourne City FC face the Brisbane Roar on Saturday night a Suncorp Stadium as it looks to kick-start its season. Catch it on SBS ONE from 7:30pm as Saturday night Hyundai A-League comes to free-to-air.