New signing can’t wait to get started

It was evident from the moment new Adelaide United striker Tomi Juric walked off the plane that he was thrilled to be back in Australia having been given a chance by the Reds.

It was evident from the moment new Adelaide United striker Tomi Juric walked off the plane that he was thrilled to be back in Australia having been given a chance by the Reds.

The 21 year old Sydney born forward touched down in Adelaide this morning from Croatia, where he spent the past five years trying to make his mark in the country-s professional ranks.

Confessing his Europe experience was not without its trials and tribulations, Juric brings a strong sense of determination to Adelaide to prove to himself and the Reds that he can be a valuable asset.

“I-m just glad to be back in Australia at Adelaide United and I-m just hoping to do my best for the club…I-m really excited,” Juric said.

Juric was on pre season camp in Turkey with Croatian club Inter Zapresic when he was notified of Adelaide United-s interest, and despite a lack of recent game time, he is adamant it will not take him long to get up to speed.

“I haven-t (played a lot lately) but I-m confident and sure I can deliver and can-t wait to get on the field,” Juric said.

“We were in pre season training and I got the news while I was there, and I soon as I got back to Croatia I got ready to come to Adelaide.”

With an eye for goal with the ability to play in any role up front, Juric is hoping to let his actions and performances on the field act as the indicator of what attributes he brings to the squad.

“It-s hard because it-s not really for me to say. I like to work…I-m a worker for the team so we-ll just see how things go,” Juric said.

After the departure of Sergio van Dijk to Indonesia and with Bruce Djite currently recovering from a groin injury, Juric comes to bolster the Reds- forward stocks, but he is not feeling under any added pressure or weighed down by expectation.

“I just want to come and show what I-ve got, show the fans and the people that I deserve to be in Adelaide,” Juric said.

“The A-League has improved, since I left I-ve been watching a little bit, I-m very impressed and can-t wait to get started.”

Juric will train with his new team mates for the first time on Thursday morning.