Little English, but Sydney FC forward Yairo Yau pledges to let his football do the talking

The Panama international forward is aiming to be a success at the Sky Blues, and his new coach believes it is an expectation he can certainly live up to

He has been in the country less than four days, can barely communicate with his team-mates and his only knowledge of the A-League is through YouTube clips, but Sydney FC striker Yairo Yau is confident he can be a success at his new club.

Yau completed his first training session with his new Sky Blues team-mates on Monday after arriving in Sydney late on Friday.

The Panama international, who is on a one-year loan deal from Sporting San Miguelito, said he has immediately felt at home and is looking forward to playing in front of Sydney's fans.

The Sky Blues have had mixed fortune with their foreign imports over the course of the A-League, but the 22-year-old is confident he will be one of the success stories.

Speaking through an interpreter after training on Monday, Yau said: "My aim is to win, to help the team get the championship and be the most important player in the team.

"I feel I can change the game here, score goals and help the team to get the championship.

"I can make a difference in the speed of the game.

"I'm very dynamic, can play the killer pass as well and I want to score goals."

Sydney coach Ian Crook certainly feels his new man can deliver on his lofty goals and believes Yau's pace and energy will be a huge asset to his side's style of play.

But knowing how difficult it will be for the youngster to adapt to a new country and competition, Crook has urged Sky Blues fans be patient and temper their expectations from the outset.   

"It's up to them [the fans] what expectations they want, if they want them high it's their prerogative," Crook told reporters on Monday.

"But I believe it doesn't matter who you are or from what level, if you come into something new, a different country, a different language, a different way of playing, it takes a while to settle.

"All players have that and he'll be no different but we believe he'll be good for this club.

"He's got pace and it's something I desperately feel we need in the front third... he'll be exciting."

Yau, who has played four times for Panama, spent most of his first session playing on the right-hand side of a three-pronged attack but could also be used as a central striker.

Asked why he chose to continue his career in Australia, he said: "Because of security. It's a nice country and more secure to live.

"The club is very professional and the fans are like many fans [around the world].

"I've been to see Darling Harbour and the Opera House already and it feels like I've always been here... I feel at home."

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