Brisbane’s Kruse labels Wellington match as a ‘must-win’

Brisbane Roar’s Robbie Kruse believes his side must win against Wellington Phoenix in Round 3.

Brisbane Roar’s Robbie Kruse believes his side must win against Wellington Phoenix in Round 3.

The Roar let a two-goal lead against Melbourne Victory slip on Saturday with the match ending in a draw following on from their first-round loss to Gold Coast United.

Kruse has identified the Phoenix clash at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday as a must-win after the club has taken just one point from the opening two rounds.

"It's a massive game for us, and nothing less than three points will be a good result for us," the 20-year-old said.

"We need to win this game to push our way back up the ladder and maybe get a bit of a run going.

"We'd rather have six points on the board already, but it's a long season. Teams are going to go on a run."

The Roar will be sweating on the fitness of hard man Danny Tiatto who was substituted just prior to half-time with a back/hamstring complaint.

The 36-year old was instrumental in the first 45 minutes against the Victory, scoring a brilliant goal, and his toughness was missed in midfield after his departure from the game.

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