Safuwan, right, takes on WSW player Labinot Haliti
Melbourne City defender Safuwan Baharudin says his early career in A-League has been a great learning experience and hopes he can improve on his performances next term.
The 22-year-old described his maiden campaign in Australia following his loan move from LionsXII as a wonderful and pleasurable experience.
“It has been wonderful here,” Safuwan told the club’s official website. “I’ve learnt a lot while I’ve been over here both physically and mentally.
“It’s been great training here because in Singapore, we don’t have such good players back home and the set up is different. Here, they emphasise playing football more than getting those long balls up from the back to the top.
“Playing with Melbourne City has been an amazing journey and i hope to continue now from the position I am in.”
Safuwan, the versatile defender who has scored two goals in five appearances with John van’s Schip’s side, insisted that he is still developing.
“I have been shifted around for the past couple of games and for the past two I’ve settled down at left back,” the Singapore National Academy product added.
“I’ve completed four 90 minute performances back-to-back. It’s an achievement for myself because I’ve been wanting to break the first team and I’ve even got a goal or two.
“I always want to improve and at the end of the day, I really want to achieve something here.”