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Roy Krishna ready to take on the world

Having left long-time club Waitakere United for 2013 OFC Champions League victors Auckland City in the off-season, the Fiji international has wasted little time adapting to his new surroundings.
“So far so good, the boys are good and welcomed me with open arms and our training is going well. I’m really enjoying myself,” Krishna says.
He says as well as feeling comfortable with his teammates away from the field, he’s also integrating quickly into the set-up on the field.
“They’re using my pace to their advantage. I’m playing out wide and with Ivan Vicelich at the back he can send that long, downward ball and I’m always through.
“I know that’s the style I’m working in and I’m happy. I just want to play, to be in the team is enough for now.”
Having terrorised the Auckland City defence from his position at the centre of Waitakere’s attack, the 2012/13 ASB Premiership top scorer has set scoring in Morocco as his own personal goal.
“Every striker’s dream is to score goals and I’m one of them,” he says.
“Hopefully I will play well on the day and score a goal at the Club World Cup. I have a second chance now with the most experienced team so I’ve got to take my chances when they come.”
But he’s also realistic about what lies ahead.
“I heard Casablanca is a good team. We haven’t seen their videos yet but I reckon it will be a good game – very challenging for us.”
Krishna’s return to the FIFA Club World Cup is timely – no Fijian footballer has graced the tournament since 2010 when Papua New Guinea’s Hekari United qualified for Abu Dhabi.
Osea Vakatalesau, Malakai Tiwa and Pita Baleitoga all starred for the Papua New Guinea champions before returning to their Fijian clubs.
Krishna, who played at the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, lines up for Auckland City alongside fellow former Waitakere forward Ryan de Vries.
Auckland City face Spanish giants Espanyol in a friendly match on Thursday 5 December, 2013, in Barcelona, kick-off 11.30am local time.
The Oceania champions move on to Agadir the next day before taking on Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca on 11 December in the FIFA Club World Cup playoff.

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