Belief won it for Roar: Bennett
RUGBY league supercoach Wayne Bennett believes exceptional self-belief helped Brisbane Roar pull off one of the more remarkable title wins in recent Australian sporting history.
Down 2-0 with four minutes of extra time remaining, the Roar scored twice before winning a penalty shoot-out 4 - 2 , g i v i n g c o a c h A n g e Postecoglou a record to rival Bennett’s impeccable grand final strike rate.
Postecoglou claimed a fifth title win ( two as a player and three as coach with two different clubs) from five attempts, elevating him into a s p e c i a l c o a c h i n g l e a g u e along with Bennett who has won seven premierships, also with two clubs, from seven appearances.
Bennett said the way the Roar fought back from a seemingly hopeless position was ‘‘ typical belief’’.
‘‘ One thing I can say is a coach has to have good players to win big games and those players have to have belief,’’ Bennett said.
Bennett said 27 games without a loss had given the players belief they could do anything.
‘‘ To go that long without losing they would have come from positions of impossibility,’’ he said.