Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey says his star striker Besart Berisha loves the club too much to jump ship after the Albanian proved the difference against Perth.
Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey says his star striker Besart Berisha loves the club too much to jump ship to another Hyundai A-League outfit after the Albanian proved the difference against Perth Glory on Saturday.
Suncorp Stadium once again proved a fortress for Brisbane as they notched their sixth straight win at home with the 1-0 result.
It took 58 minutes for the Roar to finally pierce a determined Glory defence, and it was Berisha who slotted home after creating space for himself in the box.
"Quality finish," Mulvey said of the goal.
"He's got two great feet, he knows where the space is, he knows how to shift the ball and he knows when to strike.
"And that was one of the problems in the first half, we just didn't get Bes into the game at all."
Despite talk of the prolific marksman moving to another club next season, Mulvey maintained his passion for the Brisbane side would ensure he remained at the club.
"Did you see the way he celebrated that goal tonight?
"Do you think that looks like someone who wants to go somewhere else?
"Seriously, he's a Brisbane Roar... he couldn't play for anybody else in the A-League.
"He's got orange blood.
"He's loved by the players, he's loved by the fans, of course we want to keep him. We'll do everything we can."
Brisbane's ever more-impressive home record would stand them in good stead for a title challenge, according to Mulvey.
"We know how difficult is to travel away to play, you've really go to earn your wins," he said.
"We've got quality, and we've got a group of players who are absolutely determined to make this a fortress.
"And we do it for one reason, we do it for our fans, and we get fantastic support here, it's really great to see.
"The last thing I said to the lads before we went out to the game was, 'it's our ground, it's our fans, let's make our fans happy.'
"And that's what we've done tonight."