Melbourne Heart striker Josip Tadic is confident that the Red and White’s recent solid form against the Brisbane Roar will give the Heart the confidence to break their away hoodoo when the two sides meet on Sunday.
The Roar haven’t beaten the Heart in the past five occasions the two have played, with the Heart taking the points both times this season in Melbourne.
The Croatian understands that the Roar will be a tough opponent, but is hoping to continue the club’s recent form against the Queenslanders on Sunday afternoon.
“It’s a tough game, but we have a good score (record) against Brisbane. We played two matches against them at home and we won two games, so we believe we can do the same away,” he said this morning.
When asked of Heart’s chances to make the finals the former Dinamo Zagreb forward was hopeful, despite trips to Brisbane and Gosford to come in the last two games.
“Yeah I believe we can (make finals).
“We have still two games to play out against Brisbane and Central Coast, so I see our opportunity in these two games to do something and go into the finals.”
The 25-year-old believes the Heart have no nothing to lose and just needs to take the old one-game-at-a-time approach to cement a position in the top six.
“We just need to be concentrated on this first game against Brisbane, so we have nothing to lose now.
“We have two games to finish the season, this part of the season, so we need to concentrate game by game.
“So the first game we concentrate on Brisbane, we know how to play against them. It is our big opportunity to win this game.”
The Heart have a great record against Brisbane, but so does Tadic after scoring in both games against the Roar this season, and the former Croatian Under 21 striker remains optimistic that he can continue that trend by scoring on Sunday.
“I go into every game thinking I will score the goals, so it’s the same with this game, so I hope it will be like the last two times,” he said.
With Tadic’s first season in Australia almost over the ex-Bayer Leverkusen forward is satisfied with life at the Heart and in Australia.
“Yeah I feel good here, I score (d) a couple of goals, so it gives me some self-confidence, so I feel really good about it.
“The same about the club. The guys here are good, we played some good games here, so I hope we will finish where we want.”