Australia number one still belongs to Chelsea’s Schwarzer – Dortmund keeper Langerak

Mitch Langerak is not getting too ahead of himself after receiving his first two caps for the Australian national team recently.

Mitch Langerak is not getting too ahead of himself after receiving his first two caps for the Australian national team recently.

The Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper played in the 6-0 loss to France in Paris before producing a string of quality saves in the first half in the 3-0 win over Canada.

Langerak is being touted as the heir apparent to current Socceroos number one – Chelsea’s Mark Schwarzer – but he insists he is not getting too far ahead of himself as the national team prepares for changes ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

"With a new [Socceroo] coach coming in I’m sure there’ll be a few changes,” he said. “It’s normal when a new coach comes in.

"I’m definitely not thinking about now I’ve played two games it’s time to put pressure on Schwarzy or anything like that. It’s up to me to do well every time I get the chance to play.

"I keep myself out of that. If I can play well, perform when I’m called upon and play well then anything can happen.

"But honestly it’s something I’m not thinking about because it’s such a long time before the World Cup.”

 
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