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Cazarine confident Sydney can cope without Brosque

Brazilian striker Bruno Cazarine is confident that Sydney FC can go on without star striker Alex Brosque.

With news that Brosque has been cleared to depart the reigning A-League champions for a lucrative deal with Japanese club Shimizu S-Pulse, this season's leading scorer Cazarine said that although it will be difficult without the three-time club champion, life will certainly go on.

"Losing 'Brosquey' is hard for us because he was a great player who has made it into the national team and has been at Sydney FC for many years but now is the time for the rest of us to do our job,'' Cazarine said.

''We will miss him not only for his skill but as a person he was also very friendly and very helpful, so there is an opportunity for somebody else now. We have enough good players who can lift and take over from him."

Cazarine, scorer of eight goals for the Sky Blues in his debut A-League season, earmarked youngster Dimitri Petratos and Finnish import Juho Makela, along with himself, to take the reins from Brosque and help Sydney move forward.

''Both Dimi and Juho are excellent players but they are also very different to Brosquey," he added.

"Dimi is a young player who is already doing an excellent job on the pitch [because] he is scoring goals and he is very fast. Juho is a finisher, he's stronger, and he can help us a lot.

"Together, we can all combine to lessen the impact of Brosquey leaving.''

Andrew Slevison
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