One game is enough to suggest that Aaron Mooy could be Tony Popovic’s secret weapon for Western Sydney Wanderers when air max 1 sale the A-League begins in October, and the youngster himself would prefer the competition started yesterday.
Mooy, one of Popovic’s first signings for the club, air max 2009 was persuaded to put his European dreams on hold after five years and be part of the whistle-stop establishment of A-League’s newest frontier.
Revelling in the space granted him by buy nike free state league side Nepean in the Wanderers’ first-ever game this week, the 21-year-old dictated almost every move until he became part of a raft of substitutions.
Long regarded highly by the national coaching staff, Mooy looks poised to establish a rapid profile air max 2011 shoes with an appreciative domestic audience in the colours of Wanderers, even if his coach is reluctant to fan the hype.
“So far everything has been top draw,” said Mooy.
“I’m loving coming to training every day and working on the style of football that I like.
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“It was good to get into a game situation and not just train, though I did think I was a bit rusty.
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“We did all right considering the team has trained together for only a few weeks.
“It was the first chance to try out the way Poppa wants us to play with a winning mentality, but also a quick-passing game, lots of short movement.
“The atmosphere at Nepean was fantastic, a lot better than we expected, to be honest. That’s why I play football, to get a buzz like that.
“It’s exactly what football’s all about.”
The first thing his new teammates talk about is the fact that Mooy is genuinely two-footed, and the second is his intelligence on the ball.
It was that awareness and passing that earned him a scholarship at Bolton Wanderers at 16, then a full professional deal.
A lack of first team football persuaded Mooy to reject a fresh contract offer from Bolton in 2010 and try Scotland, only to suffer a stress fracture in his back during pre-season at St Mirren.
But his talent has been obvious throughout, earning selection for the Young Socceroos and one call-up to the Socceroos plus the attention of Popovic.
“He’s a good player, isn’t he?” said Popovic.
“He was prepared to come back, and he was the type of player we’ve targeted from the beginning, good young Australian talent.
“He’s a good talent, he can pass the ball, and like everyone else he will have a role to play. What we have to do now is to make that undoubted potential that he has shown into reality.
“He’s always had talent, now he just needs consistency to see it all the time.”