Western United has added another Spanish player to their squad.
’s newest signingIker Guarrotxena
is an attacking midfielder who has played the majority of his career in the Spanish second tier. The 28-year-old is the club’s second Spanish signing in recent weeks as they have earlier addedVictor Sanchez
to their squad who has already played his debut for Western United in their season opener againstAdelaide United
. In an interview after joining theA-League
side, Guarrotxena has expressed his motivation to help his new team.
“I’m happy to finally be here,
“I have a big season in front of me. I have motivation because I think this is a good opportunity for me to grow with the club, so I’m happy.
“So my first target is to have a good season with the club, with the team, and of course, my personal target is to score goals.
“I’m trying hard these next few weeks and I’m focused to perform and try to help the team.”
There have been a group of Spanish players who have chosen Australia as their footballing destination in the recent seasons. Guarrotxena has spoken to some of these players before finalizing his decision about joining Western United.
“I spoke with them and always they spoke well about Australia, because they said the football is good.
“[In Australia] it is the kind of football that we can adapt well to, so I think for me as well I can adapt well to this style.
“I can enjoy, I can score goals, I can help the team and I think I’m a prepared player for this style of football.”
Western United GM Football, Ante Kovacevic was asked about the signing of Guarrotxena and how he will be able to help the team.
“We are excited to have added Iker to the squad, to give the team another attacking weapon, and further competition to starting spots,
“Iker is a livewire on the field and will bring a lot of energy and intensity to our team, and hopefully goals and goal scoring opportunities.
“We look forward to seeing him in the green and black on matchday.”