Alessandro Del Piero insists he is not coming to Australia to flit away his playing days.
"I am not here for the end of my career. I am here for the start of a new career," he told reporters.
"I know there is a lot of expectation, and I love that. All my life I played to win and I'm here to win. [I'm not here] to pass the time or stay healthy with my family. I'm here because I want to win."
He added: "I've done everything I can to stay in good condition. Now I need to join the team, to get to know the players and the coach (Ian Crook) and work out what he needs."