Antalyaspor’s Jedinak confident of World Cup spot

Antalysapor midfielder Mile Jedinak believes his move to Turkey has put him in a good position to be selected for Australia’s World Cup squad.

Antalysapor midfielder Mile Jedinak believes his move to Turkey has put him in a good position to be selected for Australia’s World Cup squad.

The 25-year old is currently on loan with Antalysapor from Genclerbirligi who he joined in early 2009 from A-League club Central Coast Mariners and says that his fitness and form must have him in good stead to be considered by Pim Verbeek to go to South Africa later this year.

“I’m ticking the boxes. I’m playing regularly and staying healthy so I hope I will get the call. But this is football and people have different opinions,” he said.

“It was a good decision to come here in Antalya, a blessing in disguise.

“My time here has been really good and I do not regret for one moment leaving Genclerbirligi, although I am still their player and I’m not sure what will happen when my loan period ends in May.

“I’m playing mostly as a holding midfielder but I try to get forward as much as I can.

“At the moment I’m enjoying my football and I’m very hopeful of getting the call from Pim.”

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