Adelaide’s Galekovic not confident of Socceroos spot

Adelaide United goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic does not like his chances of forcing his way into the Socceroos squad ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Adelaide United goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic does not like his chances of forcing his way into the Socceroos squad ahead of next year’s World Cup.

The 28-year old believes he would have to sign with a team in an overseas league to impress national team coach Pim Verbeek and put his foot forward for a berth in the green and gold.

"The only (World Cup) chance I'll get is to go overseas and get a contract at that sort of level," he said.

With number one choice Mark Schwarzer in top form and the number two spot seemingly sown up by Sivasspor’s Michael Petkovic, Galekovic believes his chances are low despite the fact Verbeek will take three shot-stoppers to South Africa.

“Third spot, it kind of depends on (Adam) Federici and Brad Jones and if they’re playing I’ve got to kiss my World Cup chances goodbye,” he added.

“They’re playing a lot more games than in the A-League, the competition is better and obviously the standard is better.

“Even (English) Championship players will have a better chance of getting picked for the World Cup squad over the A-League players.”

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