Alessandro Del Piero insists he is in Australia to win more silverware after being greeted by his new club Sydney FC on Monday afternoon.
Del Piero moved to the two-time A-League champions after spending 19 years - during which he won the Scudetto six times - at Serie A powerhouse Juventus. The Italy legend will become the face of the competition throughout his two-year deal, but cut short any suggestion that the shift will see him wind down to retirement.
"First of all I'm here for Sydney FC," Del Piero said. "I am completely focused for Sydney FC.
"I know there's a lot of expectations. I love that. I've played 19 years in Juventus and at Juventus you have to win every match, every year and fortunately a lot of times that happened.
"All my life I've played to win and I'm here to win, not for a good time. I know it's hard, it's very hard. A victory is built not on paper, where you can write what you think and what is perfect to do. The real thing is to do and that is the most important thing."
After arriving in Sydney on Sunday morning, Del Piero will have the opportunity to meet his new team-mates for the first time at a training session on Tuesday. Sydney FC are currently in pre-season preparations for next season, which kicks off for Ian Crook's men in Wellington on October 6.
"I hope to stay with my team from the first moment and then we can build toward victory. It's a long way but I hope to do that. I'm here with this objective.
"I have been training for two months with my personal trainer Giovanni. I've done everything I can to stay in good condition. But now I go with the team, to learn the other players, what the coach wants and what he needs for us to play together," Del Piero said.