New signing Ali Abbas says it’s a dream to play for Sydney FC. The club fought of strong competition to win the Iraqi international’s signature and make him Ian Crook’s first signing as coach.
New signing Ali Abbas says it-s a dream to play for Sydney FC. The club fought of strong competition to win the Iraqi international-s signature and make him Ian Crook-s first signing as coach.
“Everyone knows about Sydney FC. It has a big history and it-s a big team in Australia,” said Abbas.
“Everyone wishes to play for Sydney FC and I get my dream and hopefully I can represent the club in a good way.”
The left winger has had two days with his new club and says he-s been welcomed with open arms.
“They-re really nice guys. The coaching staff and the players have been lovely. I feel really happy to being a Sydney FC player and I-m looking forward to representing the club,” he continued.
Abbas is also hoping he can impress the Sydney FC fans.
“I always do my best and I think I-m going to prove to them I can play for Sydney FC. Everyone hopes to win the title. I think we have some quality players here and it-s not difficult to win the title.”
Head coach Ian Crook has been very happy with the impression the 25 year old has made so far.
“He-s got a huge amount of talent, he-s technically very, very good,” said Crook.
“He-s naturally a left footer and will hopefully give the crowd something to get off their seats about. He-s that kind of player, unpredictable in the final third which is exactly what we-re looking for. We-re delighted to have him.”
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