The Dyldam Parramatta Eels claimed a 10-9 victory over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles last week that all but ends Manly’s finals hopes.
Softly spoken forward Daniel Alvaro says the Blue and Gold will be looking to continue on their winning ways and spoiling opposition runs into the Finals, with their eyes focused on this week’s clash against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.
“We got a lot of confidence out of that good gutsy win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. So now its all about rolling into next week,” Alvaro said.
“We definitely enjoy ruining other teams seasons. It’s something we said to each other that we can get out of the end of this year, and that’s spoil the party for a few other clubs. That’s what we are trying to do.”
“Regardless of what their form is, they are still a quality side with quality players so you can’t take them lightly,” Alvaro added.
“We have to rip in but we are expecting a tough battle up there.”
The Blue and Gold have dealth with plenty of adversity throughout 2016, but Alvaro paid plenty of credit to Head Coach Brad Arthur, who re-signed with the Eels until 2019 late last week.
“We don’t really think too much into it, take it one week at a time regardless of what has happened or what else is going on,” Alvaro said.
“We block it out, think about what we have to do on the weekend, rip into that and get onto the next one.”
“Brad Arthur really drives that. He is all about one week at a time.” Alvaro added.
“All the boys were really happy to hear that he re-signed until 2019. It was after everyone had rocked up for the game, he got us all in together and told us and the boys were pretty stoked.”
The Eels kick off against the Broncos this Friday night (12 August) at Suncorp Stadium. Kick off at 7:50pm.