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Dortmund keeper Langerak eager to overthrow Chelsea's Schwarzer

Mitch Langerak admits he would love to dethrone Mark Schwarzer as Australia's number one goalkeeper.

The 25-year old Borussia Dortmund gloveman could make his Socceroos debut in this weekend's friendly with Brazil and even if that is not the case, he is doing all he can to become Holger Osieck's back-up plan to Chelsea's Schwarzer who has been in goals for his country since 1993.

"At the moment Mark Schwarzer is our number one and he's done so well for us over the past 10 years or more and that's how it is," Langerak told AAP.

"But there are so many other 'keepers that can come in and fill that second and third position and put as much pressure on Schwarzer as we can.

"For me personally, I try to not worry about what other goalkeepers are doing and what the standings are between us because it's just important to show what I can do in training and when I play and just let everything else look after itself.

"Of course I want to be the next number one keeper, very badly.

"It's obviously a dream to play for your country even just being part of the squad here is fantastic."

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