New Port Melbourne recruit Adrian Zahra insists that he has come to the club to further their goal of taking out the 2015 National Premier League Victoria title.
Zahra joined the Sharks on the final day of the transfer window from the Melbourne Knights, making him eligible to don the Sharks jersey against Pascoe Vale on Friday night.
The 24-year-old, who has spent time in the A-League with Melbourne Heart and Perth Glory is looking forward to another stage of his career at the JL Murphy Reserve, claiming that Port’s aims are in alignment with his.
“It’s an exciting time,” Zahra told portmelbournesc.com.au.
“It’s a bit of a leap of faith like Eric said and I believe in what they’re trying to achieve and what their philosophy has been for the past few seasons, so I’m really looking forward to it.”
The ex-Knights winger has spent three months in the NPL already in 2015 and is convinced that the Sharks have what it takes come crunch time of the year.
“I’m hoping to score some goals and the ambition is always to win [the league]. At the end of the day, we’re looking to make finals and we believe in our abilities as a team.
“As long as we stay true to our strengths, I think that we’ll be there come September.”
Experience accrued during his stints overseas and with A-League clubs all bode well for Port, whose young players will not doubt benefit from his wisdom.
“I like to think that I can show some leadership on the field. Our strengths are to attack teams and go out there and play our football, so the more we play to our strengths, we’ll achieve.
“I’m happy to play under Eric and where he sees me fit in. As it is for now, whether it’s out wide, in the middle or it’s up front, I’m happy to bring us some glory.”
Zahra looks set to make his debut for the club on Friday night against Pascoe Vale at CB Smith Reserve. K.O 8:30pm.