Sydney once again. Now it's official, I have renewed my contract with Sydney FC for one more year. That's what I wanted, and that's what the club wanted. My choice, our choice.

I would like to thank all who have shown their interest towards me, all those who have considered a possibility to approach me, but I still have a lot to do in Sydney and I don't want to stop.

I'm grateful to those who wanted me in the first place and wanted to keep me here for another year, I would like to thank the owners of the club and its President, Sydney FC management and all our fans: I can't wait to celebrate the renewal under the Cove with my "tongue out" and Sky Blues number 10 jersey on.

I'm happy to stay in Australia, and my choice apart from football career includes also my life and my family: I just love being here, we all feel at home and really welcomed by this extraordinary country.

I said that this choice wasn't based only on football, but it doesn't mean that football isn't on the first place. I am a football player and a sportsman: it is my profession and my passion. I feel that I still have a lot to give to my team and that's the main reason I want to keep on playing, I want to give my best, to face new challenges and to win.

And sorry if I don't have much time to think about next year… We are in the middle of Championship , on our way to play off, my team mates and technical staff are concentrated on reaching our targets. My main concern at this moment is about our next match. 

C'mon Sky Blues!


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