Tasnim – SYDNEY, Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque has hailed the signing of Reza Ghoochannejhad.
After spending the vast majority of his career in Europe – primarily in the Netherlands and Belgium – the Iranian forward joined Sydney on loan from Cypriot side APOEL ahead of the 2019 AFC Champions League campaign.
The 31-year-old former Iran international scored his first goal for his new club as Sydney defeated Adelaide United 2-0 in the A-League on Friday and he is now set to take his place in the starting line-up for the Group H match against 2012 winner Ulsan.
“Reza has a great personality and has fitted into our team culture very quickly already,” said Brosque of his new teammate, who scored for his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and was also part of Iran’s squad at Russia 2018.
“He’s very popular with the players and not only that, has shown some real class on the field. He is an excellent player and we are very lucky to have him and I’m sure he will excite fans in the AFC Champions League,” he added.