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Sydney's Moriyasu impressed with A-League standard

Sydney FC midfielder Hiro Moriyasu has been pleasantly surprised by the standard of the A-League.

The 25-year old American-born player left his homeland of Japan to try his luck in Australia, joining New South Wales Premier League club APIA Leichhardt before winning a contract with the reigning A-League champions.

After three substitute appearances for Sydney, Moriyasu has spoken of the difference between the NSWPL, football in Japan and the A-League and says he has been impressed by what he has seen.

"It's been a lot different to the State League. The level of the State League and A-League is very different. The speed, it's just a lot stronger so I have to make decisions much quicker but it's really good fun." Moriyasu said.

"In Japan it's more technical and much different but over here it's very strong and fast so I'm going to fully adjust to it hopefully soon."

Sydney take on the Wellington Phoenix this weekend and Moriyasu is well aware what type of problems this fixture poses for his side who are in desperate need of a win.

"Wellington haven't lost a game in a couple of months or even maybe a year there so I hope we play well and break that record and we get the win and the three points," Moriyasu said.

Andrew Slevison
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