Popovic Speaks on Wanderers Progress
The Western Sydney Wanderers page released a media clip of Tony Popovic speaking at the launch.
With the club announcing a five-year deal to play at Parramatta Stadium, alongside the unveiling of NRMA Insurance as major sponsors and the new red-and-white Nike away kit, it was a big day for Wanderers FC, and for Popa itâ€™s a positive boost to the progress also taking place on the field.
â€œItâ€™s great to have this venue for five years,â€ Popovic said. â€œIt has that real football field and that atmosphere. Weâ€™re delighted NRMA are on board as well. Itâ€™s been a great day for the club.
â€œIt shows how serious the club is, when youâ€™re getting blue-chip sponsors on board, it shows where they see the club and the short and long-term goals that we all have.â€
Popovic was also happy to finally talk about on-field matters, following his sideâ€™s 5-0 win against local side Nepean FC in their first ever fixture, with midfielder Aaron Mooy and four-goal triallist Joe Gibbs impressing on the night.
â€œThe players were really looking forward to the game,â€ Popa said. â€œSome of them havenâ€™t played in about four months so it was nice to get a hit-out. Nice to get a win, it was a great crowd â€“ it was a historic day for the club.
â€œAaronâ€™s always been a great young talent and weâ€™re delighted to have him on board. Now weâ€™ve got to work with him to develop his game and get that consistency week in, week out, and so far heâ€™s worked hard and weâ€™re building towards improving his level.
â€œAnd it was a great performance by Joe; heâ€™s a young boy looking for an opportunity. No matter who you play itâ€™s still four goals.
â€œWeâ€™ve got a few other players to consider in that position; heâ€™s given himself a great chance. The other players all acquitted themselves well and the coaching staff will assess that â€“ weâ€™re close to naming another three or four players hopefully in the next week.â€
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