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Argentinean players will now be trusted in Australia - Melbourne Victory's Flores

Melbourne Victory playmaker Marcos Flores is of the belief that players from his nation can do well in the A-League after his successes down under.

The Argentinean attacking midfielder admits he thought life would be tough before he first came to Australia with Adelaide United but after adapting well to the league, feels it could be a good place for some of his fellow countrymen to shine.

"When I was in Argentina and Adelaide first contacted me, I didn't want to come," Flores said.

"I was afraid to be the first one. I was in the Chilean first division and following Adelaide's games on YouTube.

"My first impression was that it was a really tough league, with all the systems a similar four-four-two. The first thing I said to my family was I cannot play in that league because they don't use a No.10. But Adelaide said they would try and they wanted to bring me, so I decided to try to adapt my style of football."

He added: "I'm happy here. If I'd come and hadn't played well, every club would have doubts about Argentine players. I am happy to represent players from my country and what they can do. But I also expect these players to adapt straight away to the league and work hard to get their fitness and show all their potential.

"If we keep doing going things the clubs are going to trust more Argentineans, we are creating a good impression for Argentina and maybe players there are going to take the risk to apply to Australia to show what they can do.

"My country has good players but the thing is we need trust - we need the clubs to trust in what we can do."

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Andrew Slevison
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