Absa Premiership

Fileccia happy with Team of Choice

2016-07-13 19:36
Andrea Fileccia (Supplied)

Cape Town - Andrea Fileccia is hoping his move to Maritzburg United was the right decision and he looks forward to being reunited with Ernst Middendorp.

Fileccia started his career in the Premiership with a bang as he hit six goals in his first 11 appearances for Free State Stars under Middendorp before a serious knee injury ruled him out for the season.

The 24-year-old striker's reputation as a clinical finisher in the league has convinced the Team of Choice coach to snap him up on a two-year deal.

However, Fileccia's first task is to gain full fitness after a long-term spell on the sidelines.

"I've got a lot of superstitions and don't want to say my expectations because to say those things it puts a lot of pressure," the Belgian told KickOff.

"But first thing I hope my knee will be okay. From there on every other thing can happen because on the pitch I will feel very good.

"I will score and I'm under no illusions that some other players will target my knee. But from my side I wish just to be fit for the whole season and play games and from there we will see.

"Having said that, it was at first tough. I couldn't walk in the first two months and I started to walk again first in the pool and it was very tough. I lost a lot of muscles in the knee and slowly I came back and now it's okay.

"From me the past is the past and I know very well the coach Middendorp. It was not the problem that last year the team was struggling and fighting relegation. This year is the new year and very new players as well.

"The team I feel has good players and it will be a very good mixture with youth but we will see. But I was not scared about what happened last year and for me it is the past."

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