Gifted Argentine Marcelo Carrusca is beyond mere mortal and will prove the best import to join the A-League, Adelaide United coach John Kosmina says.
Carrusca scored a stunning goal, curling in a one-time left-footer, and created two others in Adelaide's 4-2 thumping of Melbourne Victory on Friday night.
Kosmina said the former Argentina under 20 representative has the "magic touch" and will prove to be the best international pick-up in the A-League.
"I think he will be, eventually," Kosmina said.
"I think he has still got a long way to go in terms of condition.
"He said to me the other week he has done more running here in three months than he has done in three years in Argentina, it's a different type of game over there."
Adelaide hierarchy spotted Carrusca, a 29-year-old from Buenos Aires, on a DVD while scouring Argentina for potential recruits.
"As soon as he came up, we said 'can we do a deal' and we got it done," Kosmina said.
"He has got that magic touch.
"He is one of those players that might give the ball away cheap sometimes.
"But then you look at the quality that you get at the other end of the spectrum and it far outstrips mere mortals I suppose."
Carrusca's top-shelf strike against the Victory was his first in the A-League.
"It was a fantastic goal ... what a finish, a great finish," Kosmina said.
"He can see those kinds of things and a lot of other players don't see that - it's the timing, it's the quality, the way the ball went in."