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Ono was one of the new Big Three of A-League stars featured at today’s Sydney launch of the latest A-League season at Parramatta Stadium.

The Japanese star held court alongside Emile Heskey of the Jets and Sydney FC’s ex Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.

Ono was impressed by the Wanderers’ new home Parra Stadium - one of the best football specific venues in the A-League with an all-seating capacity of around 21,000.

And the former Shimizu star felt he’s ready to make a splash as soon as this Saturday when the Mariners pay a visit for this historic first ever Wanderers game.

“It’s beautiful. It’s nice. I like it,” he told au.fourfourtwo.com when asked about the stadium.

“I’m excited to be part of the new team and new club. I’m so happy to join them. I want to do my best.

“I don’t know what I can do but I’m gonna do my best.”

Ono trained lightly with Wanderers after he landed on Monday and will throw himself into training this week in order to prove his readiness to coach Tony Popovic.

The former Urawa Red and Blue Samurai superstar said he felt relatively fresh after his 10-hour flight from Japan.

“Maybe I’m ready to play but the manager decides,” he said.

“I think I can play 90 minutes. I want to say I’m 100% but I need more combinations and communications with my new teammates.

“And I also have to have an understanding from them of me and me of them.”

Ono has already marked down the Sydney derby in his diary for round three.

Ono remembers Del Piero well from his time in European football.

“I play against Alessandro when I played for Feyenoord in the UEFA Champions League," he revealed. "I think the first game was 1-1 and away we lost 3-1.

“I remember because after the game I changed shirts with him. I respect him. He’s a fantastic player.”

Wanderers are hopeful of a crowd around 12-15,000 for Saturday night's A-League opener against Central Coast.

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