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We'll play Melb City anywhere: Brillante

AAP logoAAP 26/10/2016 Matt Encarnacion

We'll play Melbourne City anywhere, any time, according to Sydney FC midfielder Josh Brillante.

Brillante has opted not to join the club's outcry over Football Federation Australia's decision to host the FFA Cup final in Melbourne.

Sky Blues chairman Scott Barlow gave the governing body both barrels on Wednesday after City's AAMI Park venue was chosen over Allianz Stadium for the November 30 decider.

Brillante said while the outcome was disappointing for their fanbase, players were ready to take on a City side who booked their spot on on Tuesday night with a 2-0 win over arch rivals Melbourne Victory.

"Obviously disappointing not to have it here in Sydney, particularly for our fans. It would've been great to have it here," Brillante told reporters on Wednesday.

"But, to be honest, we're not too fussed about that at all. Wherever we play, we'll come out with a great attitude and perform."

The snub means Sydney FC, who haven't conceded a goal all tournament, will go through the entire FFA Cup schedule without playing in front of their own fans.

"On that side of things, it's not the best for us. But we don't really deal with these kind of things. As players, we don't need to worry," Brillante said.

"Like I said, it's disappointing. It's always great to have to play in front of the home fans. But Melbourne, AAMI Park is a great stadium as well. The atmosphere should be great."

For now, Sydney FC players have narrowed their focus to Saturday as they look to maintain their perfect start to the A-League season when they take on early-season surprise packets Newcastle.

The Jets and Sky Blues, together with Perth, are the only sides yet to taste defeat over the opening three rounds of the competition.

"They've done quite well. We're expecting a very tough match. It's always tough going up there to play the Jets. I think we've just got to go out with the right attitude every week," Brillante said.

"We've had a great start to the season and a lot of that has to do with the pre-season we had. All the boys, from the first game, are fit and ready to go. That goes to show how well we've been doing."

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