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D'Agostino eager to continue his hot start with Perth Glory

Wed 24 February 2021 | 10:51

Glory’s new coach, Richard Garcia, has put extra endeavor into helping D'Agostino understand his professional responsibilities, and results have emerged.

The 22-year-old striker has scored four goals in five A-League games this season and is trying to be part of

Australia's

Olympic

squad

later this year. The Australian admitted he had struggled with his fitness in past.

"Some people call it lazy,"

D'Agostino

said.

"But I don't know, I just like being around the boys and like getting out here and training, and just having that camaraderie, learning as much as we can together and getting that chemistry on and off the pitch.

"When we had that big COVID break ... that was three months off. It's not easy for a professional athlete to have three months off, and no real structure, and coming back and starting pre-season again twice in a season.

"It's tough, but I'm as fit as I probably ever have been at the moment."

Thanks to

Garcia

,

D'Agostino

now has a better understanding of what he needs to do to stay fit during extended breaks.

"I think he's taking his football to a different level,"

Garcia

said on the striker’s maturity.

"He's maturing as a person, he's a wonderful player, and his confidence is sky-high, not only in football, but himself, which is fantastic to see."

 


source: SportMob