Broich impressed by Brisbane Roar’s new coach
BRISBANE Roar midfielder Thomas Broich believes his team has never been so prepared going into a season ahead of tomorrow night's A-League opener against Western Sydney at Pirtek Stadium.
The marquee German player said new coach John Aloisi had been big on video analysis and getting his players fit enough to play an up-tempo game.
"This pre-season has been a lot more detailed. We're spending a lot of time in virtually every area of the game," Broich (pictured) said. "We've spent countless hours on video analysis. We've hit the gym harder than ever before.
"There are a lot of new tactical concepts John brought in and I'm really impressed by the attention to detail."
The 34-year-old veteran has been troubled by a niggling foot injury during the pre-season.
But he insisted he was ready to play against the Wanderers, adding he was looking forward to facing former Roar midfielder Mitch Nichols, who has signed for the Wanderers.
"Mitch is an exceptional player. He's very inventive and he always poses a goal threat," Broich said.
"We've been working on so many things over the past three months, and we're so keen to find out if it all works."
Roar goalkeeper Michael Theo said he was at optimal physical fitness after a wrist injury cut him to just four games last season.
"The wrist feels good and everything is ready to go," he said.