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Bobo unfazed by rough-and-ready Glory

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/04/2017 Emma Kemp

For anyone watching Dino Djulbic's immense A-League display last weekend, just the thought of lining up against the Perth hardman is intimidating.

For the man who actually has to face him, it's really no big deal.

Sydney FC's Brazilian marquee striker Bobo will get the honour on Saturday night at Allianz Stadium, where a grand-final appearance will be on the line.

Djulbic was the undisputed man of the match in the Glory's 2-0 elimination-final win over Melbourne City, the veteran centre-back's unbridled eagerness to put his body on the line a major difference between the two sides.

The Glory are pledging to maintain their physical edge against the premiership-winning Sky Blues, with midfielder Joel Chianese keen "to get stuck in".

Yet Bobo is unfazed by what awaits, especially after spending nine seasons playing in Turkey.

"I am used to it," he said, via a translator.

"It doesn't concern me because in Turkey they were pretty rough as well.

"It's no different to the way they play in the rest of the world."

While Sydney scored 11 goals in three victories against Perth during regular season, while conceding just two, Bobo admitted the defence of Kenny Lowe's team had improved.

"Perth have a good defence, that's why they are in the semi-finals," he said.

"We have to stay focused keep doing the things we've been doing to win so much this season."

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