Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Danny Vukovic admits to having a stint of poor form at a stage this season but is happy to be back on top of his game. The 24-year old former Australian U23 international is back in touch as one of the top few shot-stoppers in the A-League and has recently had his name mentioned a possible wildcard for the Socceroos' World Cup squad.
But Vukovic is not looking that far ahead, preferring to focus on the job at hand with the Mariners and do his best to keep his confidence at a high for his club.
"I had a form slump last season, I'm not hiding from that," he said.
"That happens to all players but I'm over that now. I'm the same player I was but I'm confident, that's the big difference.
"On top of that the boys in front of me in defence have been outstanding. Things are going along very nicely."
Vukovic admits getting on the plane to South Africa would be a dream but knows the only way it can come true is if he continues to play consistently.
"I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to go but to have any hope I've got to keep playing well," said Vukovic. "I've got to keep proving myself."