Schwegler: We're going to have a good time together

Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Pirmin Schwegler is excited for what's to come for the Red & Black this season. 

Schwegler touched down in Western Sydney over the weekend and has already acclimatized to Australian culture. 

"Oh it's great, amazing and the first day was very beautiful," said Schwegler. 

"I was in the City and the people were very friendly and open, so I love it and we're going to have a good time together."

The midfielder comes to the club with a wealth of experience having played in the top tiers of both the Swiss and German leagues. 

The 32-year-old led Bundesliga side Hannover 96 as captain on the park against Bayern Munich recently and will play in his first season overseas with the Red & Black.

"It was very easy for me (the decision to join the Wanderers) because it's a big adventure. 

"I was in contact with Markus, a few weeks ago, and we talked about this option. 

"For me, it was really easy because I think there is something growing here and I want to be part of it. 

"I want to help and the guys have been really great to me so I know it's going to be a good time." 


Schwegler will be looking to apply some of his learnings from his 250-game stint in the Bundesliga with clubs such as Bayern Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt, 1899 Hoffenheim and more recently, Hannover 96.

"The most important thing I learned in Germany was the mentality. So you have to give every day your best. 

"I want to give it to the team and the club."

The Swiss International is part of a new guard of Wanderers faces that are set to line up against Leeds United next month with Schwegler counting down the days until he can be in action for the Red & Black. 

"I count the days (until Leeds) and I've seen the stadium, it's amazing, it's like in Europe in Germany.

"We want to make the fans happy and we will give it our best.

"I can promise I will give 100% so we can reach our targets and our goals."