Henrique keen to continue on with Brisbane Roar next season

Henrique keen to continue on with Brisbane Roar next season


Brisbane Roar forward Henrique is keen to go around again next A-League season, when he will be 34 years old. 

The Brazilian is in the final year of his Brisbane contract but is keen to renew for another tilt at success next season in an orange shirt.

Another campaign in Roar colours would take the ‘Slippery Fish’ to nine years with the club having been on the books for seven years between 2009 and 2016.

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All up, he has won five pieces of silverware with Brisbane: three championships and two premierships, totalling more than 150 games.

Though the pint-sized attacker is ageing by number, he is showing no signs of slowing down, totalling 1,021 minutes this A-League season.

Henrique has featured in every fixture for the 2018-19 season, starting 11 of those.

“I definitely want to play on,” he said on Thursday’s Daily Football Show.

“If you look at my numbers next season at 33-years-old, I’ve been playing more now than I was when I was younger.

“Age is not a problem. I’ve showed that I still have a lot of quality.

“I’m really motivated to come to training every day. That’s the most important thing. I want to improve every day still.

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“That (age) is no reason why I should stop now. It’s just a matter of now talking to the club and seeing what direction they want to go in, if they’re going to offer me a contract.

“But I feel this is my home and I have a lot to give to this club and I want to keep playing.”

Whether Henrique does re-sign could be dependent on who Brisbane appoint as coach for next season with the hot seat still vacant.

Current interim boss Darren Davies has indicated he will not be throwing his hat in the ring for the post.