Kalmar: I've Still Got A Lot To Work On
Melbourne Heart FC midfielder Nick Kalmar insists his game still has the potential to improve after scoring the match-winning goal in his side’s hard fought win over the North Queensland Fury.
Melbourne Heart FC midfielder Nick Kalmar insists his game still has the potential to improve after scoring the match-winning goal in his side-s hard fought win over the North Queensland Fury.
After scoring his second goal in as many games, the 22-year-old midfielder praised the club-s coaching staff for his seamless transition to the A-League.
Kalmar insists he can continue to improve on a fine start to the season as he retains full fitness after an interrupted pre-season due to injury.
"I learn a lot at every training session and I've got a lot of improvement and a lot to work on, but I think the set up here is very good and I'm enjoying it,” he said.
The 191cm versatile midfielder praised Dutch coach John van-t Schip for giving him the freedom to attack.
“The coach has a lot of faith in me and tells me to go out and that I have nothing to lose,” Kalmar said.
“I just want to play to my ability. Every game I go out with that attitude and it's helped me a lot.”
He admitted the quick move from Victorian state side Oakleigh to the Heart has left him feeling a little surreal.
"I've been pinching myself ever since I came to the club. I'm very humbled to be among the players we have here,” he said.
His coach acknowledges the contribution Kalmar has already made to his side, which registered its first win thanks to his first half header against the Fury.
“He-s very important to us already. He showed that today as well. After this week, where he had hardly any training, he performed well for 90 minutes,” van-t Schip said.
“He did very well. He worked very hard and made a good goal again. I'm very happy to have him with the squad."