A dismal attendance showed up at AAMI Park on Day 14 of the 2017–18 A-League season to watch Melbourne City play Wellington Phoenix.
Here Daniel was introduced by pulling defender Manny Muscat in the 53rd minute.
In the second half of City’s 2-1 victory, Arzani inspired the crowd by scoring both goals for Ross McCormack. This was the beginning of a 15-game stretch during which the kid became the buzz of Australian football.
Daniel was a major contributor to City’s third-place finish and Young Player of the Year victory during that run.
Arzani has drawn a lot of acclaim for his bold readiness to defend against his defender and tendency to take risks in the future, but he has also drawn a lot of criticism for his frequent forays outside of his home territory and the seeming arrogance with which he himself acts, mockingly.
Daniel claimed that he enjoys dribbling past opponents and approaching them directly, believing that most of the time, defenders will simply bring him down.
One of Arzani’s most distinguishing playing characteristics is his unwavering conviction he is better than his opponent, a quality that seems to have existed from an early age.
Arzani’s natural, free-spirited, and upbeat style of football play has its roots not in the endless hours he spends in one-on-one coaching sessions on the practice field, but rather in the streets of Khorramabad in western Iran, where the Iranian remembers an education provided by is shaped by a love of the international game.
During his stay in the AIS, he has seven times represented Australia at the U-17 level.
He is a professional at what he does, so it goes without saying he can be the best coach. He never lost hope in what he could do.