Andrezinho, Perth Glory’s little Brazilian master put on another captivating performance, as he showed off his flare, pace and creativity with the ball.
The mercury rising didn-t stop the boys on Saturday night.
It was hot and humid at nib Stadium as Perth Glory turned up the heat on Gold Coast United to claim the treasured “Iron Ore Cup”.
Andrezinho, Perth Glory-s little Brazilian master, put on another captivating performance as he showed off his flair, pace and creativity with the ball.
The Perth Glory winger voiced the importance of grabbing the three points, saying confidence is now high at Perth Glory HQ and they are looking forward to Wednesday-s game against Sydney FC in Campbelltown.
“The win was very importance for our confidence,” he said.
“I thought I played really well and now we-re all really confident for the next game in Sydney.”
In one of his best games for Perth Glory, Andrezinho won his team a second half penalty – converted by Shane Smeltz – and also created numerous opportunities for his team mates.
“I-m really happy here and love to help my brothers every game.
“The game was very good because there was a lot of opportunity for attack, and I love that.
“Australian football is very challenging, it-s very strong. I now understand football here, and I go to the gym every day to become stronger.”
Taxing conditions took toll on the #27, as the Perth heat saw Andrezinho tire towards the end of the game and with the three points secured, Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson wisely subbed his star forward for the long road ahead.
The charismatic Brazilian got a standing ovation from devoted fans around the ground as he came off the field, clapping in return to thank them.
“At the end of the game I was tired. It was very hot and there was a lot of running. But I feel very good for the next game.
“The next two games are very important for us. Everyone is really confident and happy so I think we will play well.
“My fitness is now better, and the more times I start games the more my fitness will improve.”
Andrezinho is not shy to say how much he has fallen in love with Perth and the football club.
“My wife and daughter love it here. Every day, my wife says to me she wants to stay here. So, I-m working very hard to stay even longer here at Perth Glory.”
“I love this club.”
Perth Glory meets Sydney FC in a ‘Community Fixture- at Campbelltown Stadium this Wednesday night, 7 Dec. Kick-off 4.30pm (Perth time).
Three days later the squad will play Wellington Phoenix in Wellington to complete a grueling road trip. Kick-off on Saturday is NOON (Perth time).