Cirio hails Gombau's Adelaide impact

The Catalan forward has been impressed by his countryman's impact since taking over at Hindmarsh Stadium, and heralded the new style which is being implemented at the club

Adelaide United's new attacking threat Sergio Cirio has praised fellow Spaniard and coach Josep Gombau for introducing a 'tiki-taka' passing style to Hindmarsh Stadium.

Cirio, who joined Adelaide from Spanish side CE L'Hospitalet in July, is excited by the prospect of playing in Australia, as well contributing to the project underway at United.

"The kind of football that Josep is willing to use here in Adelaide, is the same that I am used to playing," Cirio told a press conference on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old was quick to acknowledge that the Spanish style of play is in vogue worldwide due to the unprecedented success of the national team.

"Spanish football is now [in] fashion," Cirio said.

"This model is successful now and we can start to spread [it] a little bit and show how to do it in different parts of the world."

Cirio also believes that his Reds team-mates will enjoy playing in the new passing system and tipped the Adelaide fans to endorse the change in direction.

"It is good for the players as they enjoy playing in that style and I hope the people in Adelaide will enjoy it also."

Cirio described himself as a 'speed' player, who relies on quick movement from a wide position or as a striker to have an impact.

"I like to play with the team, to have collective movement and to play fast and score in the box," he said.

Cirio will have his first opportunity to impress in a competitive match when Adelaide kick-off their season with a visit to Perth Glory on October 13, before a highly anticipated home match against arch-rival Melbourne Victory five days later.

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