Settling into his new surroundings has been a breeze for recruit Alex Lopez ahead of his first season in the Hyundai A-League.
The Spaniard, who has played the large majority of a lengthy career is his native land, has spent the past fortnight getting to know his new teammates, and his new home city.
“It’s been a good first two weeks for my family & I. We love the city, the Club and the people,” Lopez said following training this morning.
“I’m very happy here.”
Lopez was the final piece of the puzzle for John Aloisi’s squad ahead of the 2018-19 season, which gets underway in just over a week.
The neat box-to-box midfielder, known for his tidy distribution, creativity as well as his ability to find the back of the net, is a welcome addition to an already talented BRFC squad.
Our new recruit says he’s been welcomed to the playing group with open arms, and the ability to communicate with John Aloisi, who also speaks Spanish, in his native tongue has eased the transition.
“I have fitted in well with my new teammates – they’re good guys and I think we have a talented group – I enjoy being on the pitch with them,” Lopez continued.
Despite landing in Australia less than a fortnight ago, the crafty Spaniard has managed to get some crucial pre-season minutes under his belt, taking part in last week’s hit-out against the Young Socceroos.
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“I’m really excited for Round 1 – the pre-season is very long and the team want to start well and we have a good feeling about this season,” Lopez continued.
The Mariners may hope to break down the Roar with sheer speed, and could potentially call on the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt who is currently on trial with the Gosford outfit.
“Coming from another sport is difficult but it would be amazing to play against him,” Lopez concluded.