New Melbourne Victory recruit Daniel Georgievski says he is excited about getting his first taste of Hyundai A-League action.
The Australian born, Macedonian international, has had his first training session with his new teammates and said he was looking forward to a new challenge.
Press play on the video below to hear what Daniel Georgievski had to say about arriving in Melbourne PLUS Kevin Muscat’s thoughts on the signing and Tuesday’s FFA Cup clash.
The defender, who played in five group matches of the UEFA Champions League this year, said he would make the most of a fresh opportunity in Australia.
“When I heard about Melbourne and Mr Muscat called me, we had a long chat and I made my decision to come here,” Georgievski said.
The 26-year-old said he also relished the competition for spots within Victory’s squad.
“It’s good to have competition. When you have younger players coming in and they’re eager to play, they want to show themselves, that’s actually more motivation for someone like myself to push forward and use that as inspiration.
“Whatever the coach says to do you do and you do it to the best of yourability.”
Victory Coach Kevin Muscat said he was delighted Georgievski would be playing in the A-League.
“Getting Daniel to come back to Australia at the age that he has, it’s also a feather in the cap of the A-League and how far the competition has come,” Muscat said.
“(His signing) was about getting some real serious competition and some real depth in those defensive areas.”
Speaking on Tuesday night’s FFA Cup clash against Canberra’s Tuggernanong United, Muscat said his side had already stated its intention to be the first team to win the Cup and the club wouldn’t be taking the match lightly.
“They’re (Tuggeranong) going to pose some threats. They’ve got some pace in the final third of the park, so we’ll have to be prepared.”