Maltese international Michael Mifsud, fresh from his 100th international appearance with Malta, is set to debut for Melbourne Heart FC in the Club’s Round Three Hyundai A-League clash against Perth Glory this Sunday.
Maltese international Michael Mifsud, fresh from his 100th international appearance with Malta, is set to debut for Melbourne Heart FC in the Club-s Round Three Hyundai A-League clash against Perth Glory this Sunday.
Mifsud reached the milestone 100th appearance for his country on Friday 11 October, marking the occasion with a goal against Czech Republic stalwart Petr Cech, in a 4-1 loss against the Czechs in World Cup Qualifying.
“It-s always nice to score and be on the score sheet, especially against a big player like Petr Cech, but that-s over now and I-m looking forward to my next game here against Perth,” Mifsud said.
While Mifsud missed Melbourne Heart-s opening two matches - against Melbourne Victory (0-0) and Central Coast Mariners (2-2) - the number 11 returned to training with the Red and White this week.
“It-s my second home here, I-m loving it here - I-m enjoying myself with the team and everybody so I am excited for my first game,” Mifsud said.
Mifsud said he would be looking to translate his scoring record on the international stage to his new Club.
“That-s my job on the pitch [scoring goals],” Mifsud said.
“We-re a team, we like to win - everyone likes to win I guess - so everybody does his best; everybody gives his 100 per cent and hopefully we get a good result.”
Melbourne Heart FC travels to Western Australia tomorrow ahead of Sunday-s match at nib Stadium against Perth Glory.
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Match Details Hyundai A-League Round 3 Sunday, 27 October 2013 Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart FC nib Stadium, Perth Kick-off: 2:00pm local (5:00pm AEDT)