Hingert hopeful of more Roar heroics in Asia

<p>Brisbane Roar travel to the Korea Republic ahead of Tuesday night’s AFC Champions League clash with Ulsan Hyundai and full-back Jack Hingert is confident they can upset the K-League giants. </p>

<p>The Roar got into the AFC Champions League by shocking the Carlos Tevez-led Shanghai Shenhua in a qualifier in China. </p>

<p>Last week in their first match in Group E they were part of a cagey 0-0 draw with Muang Thong United. </p>

<p>On the weekend, they were stunned by the lowly Wellington Pheonix in the A-League. </p>

<p>It’s fair to say it’s been a mixed bag of results for John Aloisi’s men in recent weeks but the manager’s full back, Hingert, believes the group can go to Korea and get the job done against Ulsan despite them being a high quality side with a very unique playing style. </p>

<p>“We’ve shown that we can go to Asia and get three points even when a lot of people wrote us off before the game,” Hingert said. </p>

<p>“There’s no reason why we can’t go and do that again in Korea and that’s what we’re aiming to do. </p>

<p>“Every country has a different style of play and I think they [Ulsan] are a bit more technical. We play an attractive brand of football and I think our physicality can be a strength for us.” </p>

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<p>Tuesday’s match will be the Roar’s eighth fixture in four weeks in all competitions but Hingert says the squad are thriving on the opportunity to regularly test themselves against the best. </p>

<p> “We want to do well in all competitions and that’s why we have the squad depth that we do and we look forward to playing regardless of the travel,” Hingert continued. </p>

<p> “We’re here to play games and that’s what we look forward to every weekend. At the moment we have the bonus of looking forward to playing mid-week as well. </p>

<p> “Once we’re out on the pitch there’s no making excuses.” </p>

<p>As for Ulsan, they lost their opener in the AFC Champions League 2-0 to the Kashima Antlers. The K-League is yet to kick-off. Short on match-fitness, they will be desperate to get going in Asia’s premier club competition before it’s too late. </p>

<p>Manager Kim Do-hoon will surely look to get some insight into the Roar from winger Dimitri Petratos who spent four seasons in Queensland but who now plays for Ulsan. </p>

<p>In addition to some valuable strategic advice, Do-hoon might expect some goals too from Petratos. The Australian of Greek ancestry netted 15 times in 94 appearances for Brisbane. </p>

<p>The match kicks off at 18:30 (HKT) and promises to be cracker. </p>