Ivan Franjic.
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Franjic will have plenty to Roar at

DEFENDER Ivan Franjic believes there is plenty more good news to come for his Roar outfit following Saturday night's incredible 5-0 triumph over Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium.

And that is why he is so excited to be at the club for another three years.

Franjic recently re-signed with the Brisbane team, despite receiving interest from Asian and European clubs.

Among all the hype following the defection of two-time championship-winning coach Ange Postecoglou to the Victory, Franjic said he believed his teammates were actually getting better under new coach Rado Vidosic.

"I'd love to eventually go overseas, but Brisbane gave me my chance and I love it here," Franjic said. "Saturday night's win showed we're getting better and better.

"Rado's encouraging us to express ourselves with the ball and we're enjoying that style of play."

Franjic said he rated the 5-0 thumping one of his best at Brisbane since joining the club in 2009, saying the fact he was born in Melbourne made it all the more sweeter.

Much of the talk following his side's thrashing of Victory centred on the Roar's attack, with goal scorers Besart Berisha, Thomas Broich, Erik Paartalu and Mitch Nichols a constant danger.

But Franjic, who was solid in the win despite carrying a groin injury, backed his fellow defenders to finish up with plenty more clean sheets as the season progresses.

"That's what we pride ourselves on," he said. "Everyone's going to talk about the attack, but we want to keep building on our performances."

The 25-year-old had scans on his groin yesterday after tweaking it the previous week against Perth Glory. He said he was hopeful of being included in the team to take on Wellington at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

"It's always a battle playing Wellington away," Franjic said. "I liked the way they moved the ball around in their win over Sydney in round one, and they have so much quality up front.

"We're coming off a great win but all the boys are already looking forward to next weekend."


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