NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers striker Tomi Juric has earned himself a call-up to the Socceroos to take on Belgium and Saudi Arabia in September.
Juric has had a solid month of performances following his impressive goal-scoring display in the Foxtel A-League All Stars match against Juventus and a dominant effort in last night’s AFC Champions League win over Guangzhou Evergrande.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said he was pleased for the recognition of Tomi’s hard work.
“We are all pleased for Tomi to receive this call-up to represent the country and hopefully add to his three national team caps,” said Tsatsimas.
“It is a huge honour to represent your country and his hard work and determination has seen him perform admirably for the Wanderers and look forward to watching him on the international stage.
“With Spira out injured, it is fantastic to have another Wanderers player earning his spot in the national team.”
After naming the squad, Postecoglou declared Socceroos selections would continue to be bold as he builds a broader base of international players in Australia’s pursuit of becoming the best team in Asia.
“The next series of games for us are really important to broaden the base and depth so we’re going to be pretty bold in the way we select our squads and give some people an opportunity,” Postecoglou said.
“After the World Cup campaign we had a break and I had a bit of a chance to think about everything that transpired over the last six to eight months, culminating in the World Cup.
“One thing that came out, that was evident to me, is that we need to broaden our base and get some depth in various positions in our squad.
“From our perspective these games are a chance to expose some young players to international football and hopefully create some depth in areas we’re light on.
“We want a really strong squad for the Asian Cup and we are only going to get that if we have a look at some more players.”
Postecoglou acknowledged injuries ruled out Rhys Williams, Curtis Good, Tom Rogic, Matthew Spiranovic, Matt McKay and Ivan Franjic with experienced campaigners Mark Bresciano and Josh Kennedy still in line for matches in October and November ahead of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.”
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