Sydney defender Keller knows Nth Qld are more than Fowler

Sydney FC defender Stephan Keller is aware that facing North Queensland Fury has more to it than just stopping Robbie Fowler.

The Swiss import knows Fowler’s value to the Fury but says it would be naïve of the Sky Blues to underestimate the Townsville-based franchise.

"He scored a quality goal against Brisbane, I saw that on TV," Keller said.

"But to say it's Aloisi against God or something - at the end it's Sydney FC against North Queensland.

"You wouldn't give his teammates any credit if you just talk about Robbie Fowler - of course he's had an outstanding career, and he's a very good player everyone knows. But in the end football is a game 11 v 11.

"Over 90 minutes you shouldn't disrespect any opponent."

Sydney FC host North Queensland Fury at Sydney Football Stadium this Saturday evening in Round 6 of A-League action.