Wanderers' Spanish star: 'We are family'

Spanish import Andreu says Western Sydney Wanderers’ winning streak is down to the family atmosphere at the club – something he believes could take them to the Hyundai A-League title.

Ahead of Saturday night’s tricky trip to Perth, the Wanderers currently have a four-point gap at the top of the league after seven straight victories.

It’s been a remarkable turnaround for Tony Popovic’s side, who were winless after three rounds and under serious pressure.

With a major overhaul of the squad, including bringing in our new imports, it was always going to take time for the new-look Wanderers to gel.

And a 1-0 win over Glory last month turned things around and six weeks later, the sky is the limit.

“We feel really good…to win the last seven games is not normal, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in Spain or Australia,” Andreu told reporters on Tuesday.

“Always you need time [to gel as a new team], not just to know your team-mates, the coach, the staff but also the league and to know about the life [in Australia],” he added.

“Now after four or five months you can see the results. We feel good, not just the foreigners but the new plyers from Australia that have come into the club.

“We are a really good family in the team and if we keep working like that we have many chances to win the league.”

Wanderers midfielder Andreu celebrates converting a penalty against the Jets in Round 5 with teammate Scott Neville.

After beating champions Melbourne Victory and second-placed Brisbane over the last fortnight, the Wanderers next face a Glory side that has struggled at the wrong end of the table all season.

But vastly experienced from a long career in La Liga, Andreu knows nothing is easy and has earned his team-mates against complacency.

"Melbourne [Victory] and Brisbane are doing an incredible season, they have very good players,” he said.

“But Perth Glory, we won just 1-0. It wasn't an easy game. They have really good players. Maybe they are not at their best moment, but they won their last game. Of course, they are getting better confidence.

“We know they put a lot of players in the middle and they have quick players up front. It won’t be easy.”

Meanwhile, defender Scott Neville believes the acquisition of experienced goal-keeper Liam Reddy is a huge plus for the Wanderers.

Reddy joined the Red and Blacks this week following a release from the Mariners and will push No.1 Andrew Redmayne for a starting berth.

“He’s a pretty big bloke and a pretty intimidating fella,” Neville said of Reddy who started training with the club on Monday.

“But he’s a great keeper and good shot-stopper and I think he saved Mariners an unbelievable amount of time last year. If he can get fit and start to put a bit of competition for “Redders”, it’s good for the whole team.

“Redders has been unbelievable this year and you’ve also got Dean Bouzanis whose a great keeper as well. 

“We’ve got three top quality goalkeepers and they’re all being kept on their toes.”