The Argentine playmaker says he can’t wait to be back on the pitch in front of his home fans at Hunter Stadium.
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Newcastle Jets midfielder Marcos Flores says he can’t wait to be back on the pitch in the A-League as he returns from a long injury layoff.
The former Adelaide United, Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners playmaker has been sidelined since January after undergoing a knee reconstruction.
The Argentine joined the Jets in June after the Mariners let him go, and Newcastle fans got a glimpse of what may be to come this season in a second-half cameo during his side’s pre-season win over Wellington on Saturday.
The 28-year-old admitted he was nervous and a tad rusty.
“My knee reacted really well so I’m really happy and buzzing to have played my first 20 minutes of football,” he told AAP on Monday.
“I was really nervous to be honest. It was the same feelings I felt 10 years ago when I played my first game in Argentina and I want to apologise for my few first touches.”
Flores said he would yet again play with an attacking mentality and would not be afraid to make errors.
“I’m not afraid to make mistakes and I said to Virgili and all the others who play up front, I will play forward,” he said.
“I don’t know how to play differently. I don’t know how to play laterally and always keep the ball. If that’s what the club wants I’m 100 per cent sure they would not call me.
“I expect them to score goals and they expect me to set them up for them and when I don’t have the ball they expect me to run like crazy to win it.
“So slowly slowly we’re getting on the same page.”