TWO seasons of hard training in Europe paid off for Alen Bajkusa yesterday as the Bosnian striker sauntered through the Hong Kong Football Association's mandatory fitness test. The talented centre-forward, who arrived back in the SAR last Sunday to resume his Hong Kong career with Golden, showed that, if nothing else this season, fitness is not likely to be a problem. 'It wasn't really that hard for me. I didn't really have to practise for it at all,' Bajkusa said after coasting through the controversial 3,000-metres-in-12-minutes test. 'When I played in Europe we used to train very, very hard so this was no problem. 'All that you have to do is pace yourself properly and if you do that it is easy. 'The only thing that made it difficult for me was the humidity and the heat . . . I only got back to Hong Kong last Sunday and I'm still acclimatising to the weather,' he added. Bajkusa now has his sights firmly set on picking up his Hong Kong career where it left off in 1996. When he departed South China for French side Caen two years ago, he did so with a reputation as the best centre-forward in the Hong Kong First Division. But an unhappy spell in Europe - which included a lengthy injury lay-off after he broke his leg during a pre-season match - has seen the 27-year-old return to the club whom he played for on loan during the 1994-1995 season. 'I'm looking forward to playing in Hong Kong for Golden again,' Bajkusa said. 'I liked Europe, but my wife found it hard to settle there. 'A lot of foreign players come here when they are old, but I'm only 27. 'That's young by Hong Kong standards,' he admitted.