Thomas Broich tips Brisbane win in A-League final and hints at longer stay at club

The German tells he is happy at the Roar, and believes his team have "clearly" demonstrated they can beat Perth Glory in the upcoming A-League grand final

By Maximilian Bensinger and Paddy Higgs

Brisbane playmaker Thomas Broich has hinted he would be willing to extend his contract at the club, and also believes the Roar have the measure of A-League grand final opponent Perth Glory.

Speaking exclusively to just days out from Sunday's showpiece, the 31-year-old German midfielder backed his side to end the Glory's outstanding run to the decider and make it two titles in succession.

"I'm very confident for the grand final. Perth have played a very good season, but we have already proved clearly that we can beat them," Broich said, with the Roar having beaten Sunday's opponents twice and drawn once in their three meetings this season.

Broich has been an integral part of the Roar since joining from Bundesliga club Nurnberg in May 2010, improving on his runner-up placing in the competition's Johnny Warren medal last season by winning the honour this campaign.

He also proved crucial to the Roar overcoming a mid-season slump, helping the team emerge as title favourites in the run to the final.

"It's an honour to win the award, but the most important thing is the success with Brisbane," said Broich, who is happy at Brisbane and admitted he could extend his stay past his current deal.

"I'm feeling really good here in Australia.  It is such a big difference to European football - more relaxed but still professional. I think it's similar to an average 2.Bundesliga team. My contract expires in one year. I can imagine myself staying here for longer or moving to Asia."

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