Lopar: I have a great feeling already

Having linked up with the team earlier this week, goalkeeper Daniel Lopar already has his sights set on having a successful season with the Red & Black. 

The 34-year-old joined the Wanderers from Swiss Super League side FC St Gallen where he had played for the last 13 years, featuring in 299 competitive matches for the club.

The move to the Red & Black marks the first time Lopar will play outside of Europe with the veteran shot-stopper believing that it has come at the right time of his career. 

"This is a big step for me, the people are very open here and I'm happy to be part of the Wanderers," said Lopar. 

"I have great feelings and we will see in the next days how it goes.

"I was very happy to spend thirteen years at the same club but it was time for me to make a step. 

"It's the right moment for me and my family. I will most importantly work hard."


Lopar has quickly settled into life in Western Sydney thanks to his fellow teammates and coach. 

"I'm very happy to be here, and it made the decision easier to come here and (my teammates) help me every day," said Lopar. 

"For it's good that Pirmin (Schwegler) is here, Patrick (Ziegler) is here and the coach is here but the most important thing is to have success all together.

"I want to play as many times as I can with a clean sheet. 

"I will try to bring my leadership to the team with my experience and I want to be loud behind my defenders."