Phoenix v Glory, Sat, NOON

Perth Glory defender Bas van den Brink has modestly rejected suggestions he is the teams key defensive player.

Perth Glory defender Bas van den Brink has modestly rejected suggestions he is the teams key defensive player.

One of the Hyundai A-League-s true sportsmen, the Dutchman says he-s not the star of Perth Glory-s back-four.

“To be fair, I think that-s a little bit too much credit,” van den Brink said.

“The other boys are doing just as much hard work as I-m doing.

“If I can add a bit to the defence I-m happy, but I think we are equally important and doing our bit for the team."

VDB has become a cult hero since joining Perth Glory this season with his impressive performances winning him high praise across the country.

“I was kind of surprised by all the positive comments because I think last season and the season before I did my best more or less as I did this season but I am obviously impressed with what I am doing.

“But I would rather have a bit more points at this stage of the league but maybe the next round we will get them."

The next round is Saturday-s showdown in New Zealand against Wellington Phoenix. The two sides have already played once this season, in week 3 at nib Stadium, a game the Glory won 1-0.

Kick-off on Saturday is NOON, Perth time.

The Glory will fly to Wellington tomorrow (Thursday), via Brisbane.