Brisbane coach John Aloisi praised double-goal hero Adam Taggart saying the Roar marksman was only going to get better.
Taggart opened the scoring against Melbourne City in the 27th minute then sealed the victory 40 minutes later handing Roar their first win of the season and notching his fifth goal in five games.
The 2-0 triumph at Suncorp on Saturday came as no surprise to Aloisi who said the team always “believed we were going to win”.
“We’ve got the side to do it and I thought, especially first half, we created a lot of clear openings and the goals were going to come," Aloisi said.
“In the second half we scored that second goal and really it killed the game off. Yes, they had a lot of possession but they didn’t really hurt us. They had that one with (Lachlan) Wales, it was on a bit of an angle but I think that would have been hard for him to score from there.”
Former Socceroos striker Aloisi said Taggart had many more goals in him and it was only a matter of the 2013/14 A-League Golden Boot winner staying fit.
“He’s always going to cause problems because his movements so good,” he said of the 25-year-old.
“He got his two goals and you know he still had opportunities to score others. He’s a goal scorer, we know that, and I still think that he’s got a lot left in him.
“He’s still getting used to his teammates around him; he’s going to score a lot of goals for us.”
Aloisi told Fox Sports post-match: “I love Taggart as a player, I know what he can do, I know that he’s a top striker, he’s got goals in him. I still think he’s only 70 per cent of where he can get to.”
City gobbled up a huge chunk of the possession but struggled to find penetration, leaving coach Warren Joyce to answer tough questions about the absence of star striker Bruno Fornaroli.
Aloisi was one who was happy the Uruguayan didn’t make the trip to Suncorp after he was surprisingly dropped from the team.
“It didn’t change our plans at all but it definitely surprised me,” he said.
“When you’ve got one of the all-time leading goal scorers or one of the best strikers we’ve had in Australia I was pleased that he wasn’t on the team sheet, I’ll tell you that.”