Striker Nicholas D’Agostino has opened up about his switch from Brisbane Roar to Perth Glory, admitting he wasn’t reaching his full potential at the Queensland club.
D’Agostino swapped Roar for Glory in June after five years at Suncorp Stadium.
The highly-rated Olyroo admitted it was tough to leave Brisbane, but he felt wasn’t developing as he should.
“Of course, I was there for five year or so years,” he told FTBL.
"It was tough but as a footballer you need to leave what’s best for your career. I think this move would be the best for me and so far it has been.
"I feel Tony has really brought out a lot in me – physically and mentally – so I’m just looking forward to putting that perspective out on the pitch.
"It wasn’t a great season at all [at Roar]. We found ourselves in the lead in many games but at the end we just kind of threw it away. It was pretty much the whole look of our season.
It wasn’t great collectively and personally, I only scored one goal and got just three assists.
"Personally it's not good enough for me. I’ve got high expectations on myself and I want the best out of myself. It wasn’t good enough.”
D’Agostino came through Brisbane’s youth team and NPL set-up, and scored three goals in 35 first-team appearances.
The 21-year-old said the chance to play under Perth coach Tony Popovic was a big lure to head west.
“I’m loving it in Perth,” he said. “The team have welcomed me really nicely, Tony Popovic is obviously an excellent coach and I just came here mainly to see what he could bring out of me.
"I know I have a lot of potential and that was one of the things I wasn't getting at Brisbane and getting out of myself.
"That’s pretty much why I came to Perth and see what I can get out of myself. So far my body’s feeling great, I’ve been injured these first two rounds but hopefully in contention for this weekend.
"Hopefully I can get out on the pitch and try and back in some goals this season."