QUOTES: Dimitri Petratos meets local media


New Newcastle Jets recruit Dimitri Petratos spoke with local media on Tuesday following the official announcement that the former Ulsan Hyundai attacking midfielder had signed a two-season contract with the Club.

Here are some of Petratos’ best quotes from his first media opportunity as a Jet.

Click here to see the NBN News report on Petratos from last night or here to read The Herald’s take on his recruitment to the Club.

Petratos on playing under Ernie Merrick
“I am very excited – he has won the league before. What I have seen in the media from him is all positive. I think the most important thing is to be confident and positive and all work together as a team. Ernie (Merrick) is a very good coach, so that played a part in me coming back as well.”

Petratos on playing for Newcastle Jets
“I am happy to be one of the signings. It’s looking very positive and I think in the end everyone just has to work hard. I am going to work my hardest and take it each game at a time, do what the coach wants and try and get the results. Everyone has to play their part. It can’t be one person, or two people, it was to be a team effort. I am sure that Ernie will get us to work as a team, and I think we will do well.”

Petratos on his experiences at Ulsan Hyundai
“Everywhere you go you are going to have your ups and downs. I can take a lot of positive things (from my time in Korea Republic) and I think it was a learning experience for me there. I am sure that it has made me a more experienced player and hopefully I can use it in Newcastle. Overall it (Ulsan Hyundai) was a good experience for me.”