REACTION: van't Schip wary of a wounded Brisbane

Melbourne City FC travel to the Sunshine state on Saturday night and Head Coach John van’t Schip says he is aware of the challenges Mike Mulvey’s side will pose. will pose to his side.

Brisbane are winless this season, coming off last year’s championship and van’t Schip understands the importance of this weekend’s match.

“It’s a delicate game already,” van’t Schip said.

“Brisbane are having problems, we are having problems getting the points, it’s important that both of us go for three points.”

The Roar’s winning culture is a factor the Melbourne City FC Head Coach is wary of but is adamant his side can take the game to the home side.

“Brisbane has enough quality, and they have shown it in the last few years that they can bounce back.” van’t Schip said.

“They have not started the way they wanted, but we just have to worry about ourselves, make sure we are prepared and make sure we play our game.”

Melbourne City FC’s second halves have seen the side lose control in previous contests and van’t Schip felt his side will be on guard this week, with the Roar’s ability to take the game to the wire.

“Games up there (at Suncorp Stadium), you are going to have to be there till the last minute, the last second,” van’t Schip said.

"They have the potential to score in the last part of the game with they way they play so mentally its going to be a very important game for the team.”

Watch Patrick Kisnorbo and John van't Schip's press conferences this week