Sky’s the limit for Blues scoring ace Bobo
Posted on 04/25/20 7:46 PM
Sydney FC marquee Bobo broke another A-League goalscoring record with his double against Adelaide.Bobo continues to shatter A-League goalscoring records and one of Sydney FC’s other foreign superstars says there’s more to come from the sharpshooter.
The Brazilian striker last week eclipsed Uruguayan Bruno Fornaroli’s record for the most goals in a regular-season campaign and on Sunday also took away the Melbourne City forward’s mark for the highest tally over a full season.
His brace against Adelaide city boosted his 2017-18 haul to 26 in as many games.
“Bobo is an amazing striker, he’s always there when he has to be, so it’s easy to give him assists,” Sydney FC playmaker Adrian Mierzejewski told AAP.
“I’m happy that he’s a record-breaker and we expect more.”
Polish international Mierzejewski was also in cracking form against Adelaide, setting up Bobo”s first with a perfect cross and playing a part in the Sky Blues’ other two goals despite suffering a painful injury early.
“A player from Adelaide stood on my hand, it was really painful, I lost some skin, but it’s OK,” Mierzejewski said.
Sydney coach Graham Arnold wasn’t too concerned when he saw his proven match-winner get hurt.
“You don’t run with your hand do you?’ Arnold quipped.
The soon-to-be Socceroos boss is an unabashed admirer of Bobo.
“It’s an honour to coach him, it s a joy to coach him, he’ll do whatever you ask him to do,” Arnold said.
“Not only is he a prolific goalscorer but he’s a fantastic person and he’s our first line in defence.
“To have someone that does that and works so hard for the team defensively but still can score goals, it’s a fantastic feat.”
Arnold rates the trio of Bobo, Mierzejewski and Milos Ninkovic among the best imports in A-League history and said Sydney’s fourth foreigner, Dutch defender Jordy Buijs, has also been fantastic.
He gave an insight into the exhaustive process Sydney went through before signing Bobo and other imports.
“It’s not just the matter of getting them, it’s the amount of work we do to recruit foreigners is crazy,” Arnold said.
“The video analysis team, (general manager of football) Terry McFlynn and myself go through a lot of homework before we bring a foreigner out to .
“Bobo, it took took a good three, four weeks of watching him and getting character references and knowing his type of game and making sure that he’d fit into our style and system.
“Making sure that he was coming out here for the right reasons and that is to win and he’s obviously proven that.”