Manchester City midfielder Alex Robertson appears set to comply with his father and grandfather by representing Australia after being known as as much as the Socceroos squad for 2 friendlies towards Ecuador later this month.
The gifted 19-year-old, who was born in Scotland when his father was taking part in for Dundee however raised within the beachside Sydney suburb of Maroubra, has already represented England at age-group degree.
Father Mark, additionally a midfielder, received one cap for Australia in a pleasant towards Japan in 2001, whereas grandfather Alex wore the inexperienced and gold shirt in a collection of exhibition matches in 1984.
Robertson, who has but to play for City’s first crew, additionally qualifies for Scotland via start and Peru via his mom however has indicated that his allegiance lies with Australia.
“When I called him and told him I wanted to pick him for the squad for these Ecuador games, straightaway it was ‘Arnie, I can’t wait’,” coach Graham Arnold informed native media.
“I do believe the kid has aligned himself now with Australia, and I’m pretty sure once he puts a Socceroos shirt on and feels the emblem on his heart, there’s only one nation you will play for.”
Robertson was one among 4 uncapped gamers named in Arnold’s squad for the friendlies in Sydney on 24 March and Melbourne 4 days later, that are Australia’s first house matches since their profitable World Cup marketing campaign in Qatar.
Melbourne City pair Jordan Bos and Aiden O’Neill of Melbourne City are the 2 different uncappeded outfield gamers in Arnold’s squad, whereas Adelaide United goalkeeper Joe Gauci may additionally make his debut.
“The upcoming series against Ecuador will feature no less than 16 players who took to the field for Australia at the World Cup in Qatar, and a further five members of the 26-player squad, where everyone is excited to get back home and celebrate with Australian football fans,” stated Arnold.
“We saw the scenes back home in Australia during the World Cup and it would be wonderful to recreate that buzz and excitement during this upcoming series, where football fans can thank the players for their efforts and together, we can reminisce on a special moment in Australian sporting history.”
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