Van 't Schip Happy With Madaschi Signing

Melbourne Heart’s head coach, John van’t Schip, is excited that the club has managed to sign former Socceroo defender, Adrian Madaschi, calling him the “perfect player” to help out.

Melbourne Heart-s head coach, John van-t Schip, is excited that the club has managed to sign former Socceroo defender, Adrian Madaschi, calling him the “perfect player” to help out.

Coming in for the injured Kliment Taseski, van-t Schip hopes that the experience Madaschi gained from playing in Scotland and Italy will be able to help Melbourne Heart out.

“He is an experienced defender with a lot of games played in Europe, and hopefully he can help us out in the coming few months,” van-t Schip said.

“He-s trained for a couple of weeks and come in from Europe, where he has played for a lot of years, and with his experience I think he is the perfect player to help us out.”

“It is important that he starts playing the game and getting used to the other players in our training sessions. Then hopefully he can play a lot of games, and we will see what happens further on.”

While Madaschi hasn't played a competitive match since the completion of the Italian Serie B season, the Athens Olympian remains fit and ready, having been in training for the last six weeks.

“Having Adrian already in town and been training for a few weeks is good, you don-t always find players who are in quite good physical shape,” van-t Schip said.

The addition of Madaschi will hopefully prove to be a great signing, especially as several of Heart-s younger players like Aziz Behich and Curtis Good will miss matches through international duty.

“It-s good to have an extra defender in knowing that we have some players going on international duty with the Olyroos and the Under 18-s/19-s.”