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Milos Lujic, last season’s top goal scorer (19), has started the National Premier Leagues Victoria season like a house on fire scoring ten goals in eleven league games this season with new club South Melbourne.

The big number nine was full of praise for his teammates, stressing the clubs winning streak is down to a “team effort.”

“It’s a really good start for the season. Main thing is that the team is doing well,” Lujic said.

“We’re top of the ladder, and as long as the teams doing well I’ll be scoring.”

Lujic reminisced about a goal that brought a lot of happiness to diehard South Melbourne fans. Post-match he stood standing with a cheeky smile, he said: “I was just hoping it goes in.”

This after his glorious winner away against Melbourne Knights in the National Premier Leagues first installment of the Melbourne derby.

When asked if the curling effort was intentional the young striker said: “Yeah, of course, I saw the keeper coming off his line so I tried to bend it around him.”

The goals haven’t dried up for South’s big summer acquisition as he continued the trend scoring in South’s 5-0 demolish of Dandenong Thunder racking up his tenth of the season with 15 rounds to go.

The South Melbourne man says he’s finding the transition from Northcote City to be going quite well.

“[South Melbourne’s] a big club, a good club and they’ve taken care of me,” the prolific marksman said.

“There’s a very good atmosphere at the club, and all the boys are very good.

“We seem to have gelled very well; hopefully we can go all the way this year.”

The striker is buoyant about South’s season saying “we’re just going to win as many games as we can.”

And Chris Taylor’s troops have done just that winning all eleven opening games justifying Lujic’s statement on South being able to “beat any team on their day.”

Lujic has received trials at both Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix in the past, but is relaxed on what the future holds.

“Whatever happens, happens, it’s out of my control,” he said.

“I’m just going to try to concentrate and have a good season.

“If someone picks me up, I’m more than happy to play in the A-League.”

Lujic doesn’t rule out a move to Asia further down the line.

“Why not? Maybe Asia one day,” he said.

“Who knows we’ll see what happens?”

Ahmed Yussuf

ahmed mag pic Ahmed is a Melbourne-based writer, and one of the founders of Football Central. He's written in football culture magazine Thin White Line and others, and along with writing puff pieces, he hosts and produces podcasts in association with Football Central.  You can follow him on Twitter: @ahmedyussuf10

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