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Ex-Blackburn striker Rigters: Gold Coast can beat Brisbane Roar

Gold Coast United striker Maceo Rigters believes his team can be the first to beat the high-flying Brisbane Roar in 30 attempts.

The reigning A-League champions have emerged as arguably the best team in Australian football history on the back of their 30-match unbeaten run but former Blackburn Rovers attacker Rigters feels that they certainly are beatable.

Recent comments made on Fox Sports by Football Federation Australia technical director Hans Berger - "The way they play, they really impress me ... they are certainly better than the bottom six in the (Dutch) Eredivisie" - are slightly premature according to Rigters who is not yet convinced.

"I heard about that but I don't know. If I played good against a small team you might be able to say that I'm Lionel Messi," he quipped.

"Only if you're there can you know the truth. They talk like that in England too, that the Glasgow teams (Rangers and Celtic) would do good in the English competition.

"But you never know how it is, it's completely different.

"They do play the Dutch way, though. I've seen them play and they play very good football," he added.

"They're very relaxed and they like to pass the ball around. They're very controlled, they move around good and know each other very well.

"But we have a good team as well. They haven't lost in 30 games and we're here to break the record. I think we can beat them, to be honest."

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