Jakobsen: ‘The more games we play, the better it’s going to be’


City’s latest defensive signing Michael Jakobsen says the side will only get better with time as the former Danish international settles in to his new home in Melbourne.

Jakobsen joined City’s ranks in September and made his first competitive debut for the Club in the Westfield FFA Cup Quarter Final against Western Sydney, scoring a wonder goal in the opening minutes of the match.

The defender, who made it clear to the media on Monday that they shouldn’t expect more overhead brilliance from him, said he’s still settling into the squad as he prepares for City’s season opener.

“It was a once in a lifetime I think. I’ve never scored a goal like that. I was also surprised myself but you shouldn’t get used to it,” Jakobsen said.

“It’s still quite new. I haven’t tried to play this way before so I need to get used to it but I think most of the time, we’re doing okay. We need to get used to it as well.

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“The more games we play, the better it’s going to be but it takes time and it’s working fine. We just need to keep working on it and be better in when to drop back and play together.

“It’s new for everybody so we still need to iron out the small details but all in all it’s a bunch of good defenders so we know how to defend and we can get together all the small details as well.”

Jakobsen becomes the second Dane on the City roster, joining legendary goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen and the Copenhagen native admitted the move to Australia has been a lot easier thanks to The Great Dane.

“I talked with Thomas on the phone and he was quite good at making the picture about here, how the club works and their ambitions,” he said.

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“For me, it was important to come to a club with ambitions and they want to win trophies so that was the biggest reason. Also getting to know a new culture and a totally new place and I think as a person it develops you.

“I hope it’s going to be a good experience and going to develop me as a player.”

With competition heating up across the park, Jakobsen will look to make his A-League debut this Saturday as City take on Wellington at Westpac Stadium, kick-off 5.30pm AEST.