Heart’s Worm comfortable with Melbourne lifestyle

Melbourne Heart attacker Rutger Worm admits he is settling well in his new home town which is in turn allowing him to play good football.

The 24-year old Dutchman experienced a poor start to his A-League career with a less than impressive debut against Central Coast Mariners on opening day but has bounced back well and is now one of the Heart’s most consistent performers.

Worm says that finding his feet off the field in a new environment has assisted him in how he goes about things when wearing the red and white of the new Melbourne club.

“In the beginning it was not easy for me because I came from another competition so I had to get used to (the A-League), but as every week passes I get a little bit better and I try to be important, and last week against Victory (in the derby) I had good form,” the former NEC Nijmegen man told Australian Football Weekly.

I know what I can do and I reckon I showed in the week after the first game what I can do.”

Worm said that he was now used to Melbourne and admitted it was an extremely easy city to live in, especially as all the locals are so friendly.

“Melbourne is one of the best cities in Australia from what I’ve seen and I live here with my girlfriend and we have settled in really well,” he added.

“Overall, the people in Australia and in Melbourne are really nice – not only to me, but towards each other compared to Holland, which is a bit strange to say that but it’s true.

“Melbourne is a great city to live in, so if I have nothing to do after training I go into the city and go to some places because Melbourne is a great city.”