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Moss plays down 5-star Gold Coast performance but warns Brisbane: See you in GF!

Gold Coast United goalkeeper Glen Moss shrugged off his heroics after last night's four-goal thriller at Brisbane Roar.

The New Zealand international was the difference between a point and defeat for the visitors against Ange Postecoglou's high-flying Roar.

"I was happy with my performance in difficult conditions," Moss told tribalfootball.com.

"The boys were a little disappointed not to get the win as we hit the lead twice but happy to get a point away to the league leaders."

With Adelaide United hitting a form slump, Moss and his Gold Coast teammates are convinced second spot is up for grabs and the point at Brisbane has lifted the self-belief inside the dressing room.

"Look, I think it is a battle for second spot now," continued Moss. "The Roar are clear favourites for the Premiership but I'd love to play them in the Grand Final.

"We have such a strong squad so anything less than an appearance in the final would be disappointing."

Moss has been a revelation for Gold Coast this season. The Kiwi had to endure the Melbourne Victory boo-boys last term, but insists his time spent at the southern giants was good for him.

"I've always said I never play to prove a point to anyone but myself," he said.

"I really enjoyed my time at the Victory and learnt alot from being at the most professional club in Australia. It has made me a better person and keeper.

"I grew up on the Gold Coast and my family still live here, I think having a happy and settled life will bring the best out in every player."

Moss credits his form this term to a first World Cup campaign with New Zealand.

Though regarded by many as NZ's outstanding keeper, Moss was forced to sit out the South African tournament due to suspension copped at the previous Confederations Cup. Like with Melbourne, Moss refuses to look at what might have been, insisting only that the experience helped him become a better keeper - and a greater love for the game.

The Kiwi explained: "Going to the World Cup was something I'll never forget. Even though I didn't get any game time, just being involved has boosted my confidence and gave me a stronger love for the game.

"I think it has helped me this season."

Chris Beattie
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