Trinidad steps up to the spot

After three rounds of the Hyundai A-League an incredible 45 goals have hit the back of the net while 20 percent of those have come from penalties. For the Glory new recruits Adrian Trinidad and Eugene Dadi have already stepped up to the spot and both delivered in style.

After three rounds of the Hyundai A-League an incredible 45 goals have hit the back of the net while 20 percent of those have come from penalties. For the Glory new recruits Adrian Trinidad and Eugene Dadi have already stepped up to the spot and both delivered in style.

While Dadi has received plenty of press with three goals in as many games to lead the way for Perth, Trinidad has also enjoyed his early taste of A-League action and the Argentinean attacking midfielder is more than happy to take on the responsibility as Glory-s new ice man.

“I have taken a lot of penalty kicks in my career and feel comfortable doing that for the team,” Trinidad said.

“I try not to think about it too much and just trust that I know where I want to put the ball and focus on that only.”

Coach Dave Mitchell is also more than comfortable to see his new attacker at the spot.

“They always talk about goal keepers being under pressure when a penalty is given but there is a lot of pressure on the person taking the kick as everyone expects you to score,” Mitchell said.

“It-s all about having the confidence to know you can deliver. Adrian also works hard on penalty kicks at training so I have no concerns when he step-up in a game,” Mitchell said.

Trinidad-s superb ball control and mesmerising moves have already caught opposition defences off guard to create numerous goal scoring opportunities for Perth. A wonderful header in Glory-s match against Sydney forced a desperate save from keeper Clint Bolton and there is a promise of better to come.

“The games in Australia are played at a very fast pace and I-m adjusting to that style more with every game,” he said.

“My fitness is good and the team is playing well but we have been unlucky not to get more points from our games.

“We have a strong attack this season and I think we-ll see a lot more goals come for Perth Glory,” Trinidad said.

After several seasons in Indonesia and Malaysia, Trinidad is happy to have made the move the Western Australia and is enjoying life on and off the football pitch.

“Perth is a very nice city, the weather is fantastic and everyone has been very welcoming,” he said.

“I hope to score more goals and help the team this season and I think the best football is coming for the club and it will be an exciting year.”