Roar coach Frans Thijssen says need for attack cost his team
ROAR coach Frans Thijssen acknowledged his team's need to chase goals led to its Asian Champions League exit.
Brisbane lost 2-1 to Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds on the Gold Coast, after entering the game knowing only a large victory would get them through.
With the hosts pushing for goals, the Japanese team took advantage through goals to Kohrogi Shinzoh and substitute Muto Yuki.
Roar attacker Andrija Kaluderovic replied in the 70th minute.
"When you have to play one-on-one strikers can get free and that's what happened," Thijssen (pictured) said.
Reigning champion Western Sydney was eliminated from the ACL despite beating the star-studded Guangzhou Evergrande 2-0 away. A late winner in FC Seoul's 3-2 win over Kashima Antlers put the Korean team through as the second-placed outfit in Group H.