BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Q AWhich Socceroos player do you think will leave the cup with the biggest profile boost?
Playing against Daniel Arzani (from Melbourne City, right) in the A-League and seeing his performances off the bench, it’s a breath of fresh air. He’s pretty dynamic in one v one situations, he’s got good delivery, good final pass and he’s only 19. I think he’s the youngest in the whole competition so that’s a great achievement in itself. It’s about winning games and obviously the performance in the second half (against Hungary) was a lot better than the first and again Arzani has made a good impact so I’m sure he’ll have an enjoyable tournament.
You earned 13 caps over an eight-year international career — what stands out most?
ADefinitely making my debut for Australia against Jamaica (in 2005) and being part of that golden generation when we qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. To play one game for Australia and one game professionally is an honour and I’m very grateful.