Aloisi: I never made a decision on Broich

Aloisi: I never made a decision on Broich

"Normally I would be helping young players a lot but after a couple of games I nearly don't need to help him anymore", the former Danish global said.

When asked about Broich's mind-set heading into the knockout clash, Aloisi rejected any notion the veteran would lack concentration.

Broich revealed this week that he will leave Roar at the end of the 2016-17 campaign after seven consecutive seasons in orange, with the 36-year-old claiming he couldn't wait to see if Brisbane wanted to extend his contract.

On Wednesday, Roar's football operations manager Craig Moore said keeping Broich - who would have had to move under the salary cap next season - could have cost the club a player for the future like midfielder Joe Caletti.

"I didn't even make a decision".

Aloisi added: "I don't want to go into it in detail".

"A lot of things happen in sport and we have got a squad that can go all the way".

After first signing with the club almost seven years ago, Thomas Broich announced that he would leave the Roar at the conclusion of their season.

"I get along really well with Thomas because I can talk to him for hours about football and he loves that and we've got a great relationship ..."

Aloisi says he is confident Broich will not be distracted in light of the confirmation of his imminent departure from the Roar.

"There's no two ways about it. During training, after training, we've got that relationship and I think that will continue on past this season". That's part of it.

Aloisi was confident he had enough big-game players, such as Thomas Broich, Brett Holman and Thomas Kristensen, to become the first side to win the A-League from outside the top two, after finishing third behind the Victory and Premier's Plate victor Sydney FC in the regular season.

"I don't really want to comment about it again".

The Roar had to battle their way to a home final with a 4-3 win over Wellington in the final round, but from their viewpoint it would certainly have been worth it. John Aloisi's side have lost just two games at Suncorp this season, as it continues to be a place opposition teams have struggle visiting.

"Their main focus is on performing on the weekend".

"That hurt that night because we wanted to go to the grand final".

The Roar lost arguably the greatest finals match in the competition's history to Tony Popovic's team previous year.