Ljubo Milicevic Returns to Glory For a Second Time

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Veteran Defender wants a return to the Glory days

Ljubo Milicevic will pull on the purple colours of Perth Glory once again this season.

The Croatian defender, who made his name playing alongside current Glory boss Alistair Edwards will make a return to the Perth Oval for the first time in 12 years.

Milicevic, who has suffered from Depression throughout his career, spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald about the pleasure of being welcomed back into the Perth fold after a long time away.

“It was wonderful to walk back into my old club this week and be welcomed, not with handshakes, but with hugs.

I had to be strong in front of the players because I wanted to cry. I was like ‘Wow, these guys were my leaders and heroes when I first came here.’ It’s like I never left. I feel so blessed to be back. It just feels so right to come back here.”

At the age of 32, the centre back still feels on the top of his game physically.

“Without a doubt, I can get back to the very top. It’s probably the fittest I’ve ever been,” he said. “My dad doesn’t smile much, and is usually ready and waiting with a critique.

He recently said he was ‘blown away’ at how freely I was moving around the park. For him to be positive, trust me, I’m doing something right.”


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