Glen Trifiro trying his luck at Macarthur


The ambitious and crafty 18-year-old, known to many as one of the best up and coming stars in the game in NSW has received little game time under David Barrett at the Stallions.
Paul Carter sort a keen interest in Trifiro and were successful in obtaining the midfielder on loan until the end of the season, with the young gun hoping to impress the Rams coaching staff and more importantly playing ninety minutes of football.
?I?ve been at Marconi for the last five years and I have always heralded a huge respect for them.
?But I knew I needed to be playing a bit more and the Rams came in and asked me to play for them on loan.
?I believed it was a good way in getting my game time up and putting my name out again in terms of cracking a hopeful Young Socceroos spot.
?Macarthur have been good to me so far, the team is great and the transition hasn?t been difficult at all.?
Away from the international scene where young Glen was also part of the Young Socceroos? Asian World Cup Qualification process in Vietnam late last year, Trifiro is also still in the running to play for any respective Under 20 A-League side.
The youngster did take part in a recent match for the Central Coast Mariners Under 20 squad where he played a friendly match against the senior squad.
A lot has occurred for Trifiro in the last season in terms of his professional career which even took him to the heights of former Serie A club Empoli and current English Premier League outfit Bolton Wanderers earlier this year.
?I spent time at Empoli and also went to Bolton via the Big Brother Scholarship which was unbelievable.
?I was based in Europe for about three months as originally I had gone with the Australian Schoolboys.
?I would love to play in Europe one day.
?I got a small taste of it in Italy and England and really liked what I saw but I knew that a lot of hard work was needed in getting me to that level down the track.?
Glen?s rise to the top has been aided by one special person in particular, his older brother and current Marconi Stallions midfielder Jason.
The duo have had the pleasure of playing in the same team but now could be faced with the prospect of playing against each other.
?That?s going to be a huge moment I guess if we do play against each other but we do spend a lot of time together on and off the pitch.
?We?ve grown up training with each other, that is why we are so similar but he has no doubt had a huge influence on me.?
Away from his personal game, Glen has citied charismatic AS Roma skipper and former Italian International Francesco Totti as his idol and he will also be keeping a close eye on the current European Championships currently being played at Switzerland and Austria.
?I?ll be barracking for Italy that?s for sure and hope they can win the Euro.?
-By Mark Stavroulakis