Brandon Borrello claims that he still has not gotten used to the idea of Thomas Broich leaving Brisbane Roar
The German midfielder announced during the week that he would depart the Queensland side at the end of their season, having recorded over 170 appearances for Brisbane since arriving in 2010.
Speaking on Thursday’s episode of the Daily Football Show, Borrello says that the Roar can send Broich out on the highest note possible if they can achieve success in the A-League finals.
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet, we’re so focused on this finals series,” he said.
“So is Thomas – it was his choice to let the cat out of the bag – but it’s not affected us in any way, shape or form just yet.
“He’s been so influential, he’s taken me under his wing and guided me on how to become a professional footballer.
“He’s been great for this club…he’s done so much for us, so we’re gonna wish him all the best and we’re going to hopefully send him off as a winner.”
The Roar begin their finals campaign with a showdown at home against Western Sydney on Friday night, although Borrello says that his teammates are approaching it like any other match.
“It’s a normal week for us, albeit there is a lot on the line,” he said
“It hasn’t come into our minds one bit, I think it’s lifted the morale of the team if anything.
“There’s no real pressure on us so to speak, we’re going to let our football do the talking.”
Borrello did, however, respond to earlier claims from ex-Roar star Luke Brattan that the current Melbourne City squad possessed more talent than the Brisbane side which won three A-League championships and two Premiers Plates between 2011 and 2014.
“That’s a bit funny from Luke,” he added.
“He can talk all he wants…he’s off with Melbourne City, I’m sure he’s happy.”
“All I can is Brisbane Roar are the most successful club in the A-League, what do they have to show?”