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Brisbane Roar's Stefanutto: We are all on the same page

Brisbane Roar defender Shane Stefanutto puts the club's great start to the season down to the fact that everyone involved is on the same page. The 30-year old has been a big part of why the Roar find themselves third on the table with a game in hand and says it is a matter of keeping things simple and playing a style that all players are comfortable with.

"I guess there is a whole range of things why we have started so well," Stefanutto told tribalfootball.com. "Keeping clean sheets helps but we are working really hard in games and at training every week. We all know our jobs and how we want to play and I guess that helps when everyone is on the same page. And we're all working for each other which is a really good sign."

The Roar have managed to keep three clean sheets in their first three outings but Stefanutto insists there hasn't been too much focus on that as an area of the game they want to excel at.

"I wouldn't say a huge emphasis, the main thing we concentrate on is playing our own game," he added. "Defensively we have been working really well together as a unit. It starts with good pressure from our strikers, and finishes with (goalkeeper) Micky (Theoklitos) making fantastic saves in goal when he needs to."

There has been much talk about Brisbane's style of game under coach Ange Postecoglou and Stefanutto admitted that so far it had worked but was well aware the players have to continue working in the same manner to keep achieving positive results.

"I feel that we play a good style of football, and if we play the way we want to play then we will always create chances," he said. "I think it's more important to keep creating a lot of good chances because eventually we will convert these chances into goals. At the back we just need to keep doing our job and limit the amount of opportunities we give the opposition."

Andrew Slevison
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