Luca Vigilante does not need to speak perfect English to preach perfect football.
"If you have ball, other team can do nothing," he said.
It is a philosophy he has brought from his native Argentina via the third divisions of Spain and Greece and fourth in Italy to the Windsor Park home of Riverside Olympic.
"I like adapting to all football," he explained. "Greece and Italy is more strong but I prefer Spain because it is more technical and positional and the ball always on floor which I like.
"In Spain they play same structure across all teams from 12-year-olds to first team, they all work together. Spain was the best. Very good players and always play on the floor.
"In Italy and Greece we work more tactically in possession of ball. This is main difference to here. We have to train a lot more to this. This is the way to play better."
Vigilante was in Italy when he made contact with Olympic's head of coaching Alan Eadie and began exploring the idea of playing in NPL Tasmania.
"I spoke with Alan on the internet. I knew nothing about Tasmania, apart from the cartoon devil."
He arrived in time for Olympic's return to statewide competition and played a defensive midfield role in the opening three fixtures - including the derby win at Launceston City - before a foot injury kept him out of games against Devonport and Olympia.
The native of Buenos Aires, who has celebrated his 25th birthday since arriving in Tasmania, is relishing the chance to improve his English while playing his role in the team and savouring his first taste of a Launceston statewide derby.
"My mother language is Spanish, I also speak Italian, my English is so-so. It's difficult but I study a little in school and I came here to learn more.
"I play no.6 in middle, I cover for defence. It is very important position. The other team may be better but if you do job well it is difficult to lose, so I like to organise team.
"In second half against City we were only defence which was mistake. Second half we got tired, they made a goal and we have a little of lucky. We have to do more intelligent on the field. We have to work very much on this."
Vigilante said football is in the blood in his homeland.
"They all play football there, all the children, for two reasons. One, it's the most important sport in Argentina. Two, there are lot of poor people and if children play well enough they can save family economy so for this reason football in Argentina very competitive and children play all time in the street. Even if you not in good economy, you make ball with sock and play in street."
The likeable South American is living with Olympic stalwart Jason Jones and his family.
"They are my Australian family," he said. "I like very much this place. It's quiet but all people very friendly.
"I have learned words "awesome" and "stoked" and when I go to sleep I hit the sack."