Budzinski: This week has been a positive start

It’s another week down in long but busy pre-season and there’s no stopping for any passengers as marquee signing Marcin Budzinski began his first week at the Club.

Two pre-season matches and an intense training schedule has seen the Pole in the thick of the action in both matches and the former Cracovia man says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“It was my second game this week but I’m feeling good and that’s a positive start,” Budzinski said.

“With every day, it’s getting better but I think I still have a long way to go. I hope next week it will be better and this week was a step in the right direction.

“We have two weeks to go and for me, the most important thing is to work towards the first game of the season. I feel good and it’s good that I can have more time with the team to work and get to know them better.”

The midfielder started in both Tuesday’s intra-club match and Friday’s pre-season friendly with Western Sydney Wanderers, playing multiple roles across the middle third, and says he’s just happy to be out on the field and getting used to Australian football.

“I’m just happy that I could play my first game against different opponents,” he said.

“Now I know a little more about the team and how they play here, especially against an A-League team, so it’s a new experience for me.

“I was expecting the physicality during the match. The coach wanted me to be strong and tough on the pitch but also show my skills.

“I was prepared for it in the match, it can be tricky but for me, it’s nothing new because in Poland its similar.

Budzinski and City have one last pre-season friendly with Adelaide United behind closed doors at Coopers Stadium before October 6’s season opener against Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park.