Glory go Green and Gold for Socceroos


High flying Hyundai A-League leaders Perth Glory FC stripped on the Green and Gold after training today, as a show of support for Australia’s Asian Cup Final against South Korea on Saturday.

Players who’ve represented Australia at youth and senior level donned their national kits to wish the Socceroos the best of luck ahead of tomorrow’s match.

Glory captain Michael Thwaite, said he was proud of what the team had achieved under coach Ange Postecoglou.

“They’ve put a lot of hard work in and it’s starting to show now and I think they’re moving in the right direction” Thwaite said.

 “I’m a massive fan of Ange, he’s had success at Brisbane, Melbourne and now he’s having success with the national team” he said.

The Glory skipper, who has had 13 caps for the Socceroos, was confident the team was on the right path.

“I miss being in an international set up but the team is moving in the right direction now, we’re filling that generation gap that was missing for a few years. We all believe we can beat them ( South Korea)… and I’m very proud of what Ange and the team has achieved” he said.

Glory keeper Danny Vukovic was also on the receiving end of some high praise from Socceroos custodian Matt Ryan who credited Vukovic for the keeper he is today.

Ryan described his former Central Coast Mariners team mate as an ‘idol’ and ‘inspiration’.

“I was lucky enough to have a bit to do with him when he was coming through and to see how far he’s come and how well he’s playing I’m so happy for him” Vukovic said.

“I think he’s been outstanding, I feel he’s taken the game to the next level and I think the sky’s the limit for him. They say goal keepers reach their peak towards their 30s so if your look at it that way it’s kind of scary how good he’s going to be” Vukovic warned.

The Socceroos take on South Korea tomorrow night at 5pm WST at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 

Meanwhile Perth Glory FC returns to nib Stadium on February 7 to host Sydney FC in what’s set to be another blockbuster.

Kick-off is at 6.30pm.

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