The ex-Central Coast Mariners midfielder is currently plying his trade with Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F, alongside Nigerian ace Yakubu, and suggests he could again look to playing in Europe after spending six years at Blackburn Rovers.
"It has been brilliant," he told au.fourfourtwo.com. "I never had the expectation that I would get to play against people like Drogba and Anelka or play with someone like Yakubu.
"What it has made me realise is that I can cope at this level, before I was thinking to myself am I good enough to get back to Europe again or could I play in a better team in Asia?
"But I feel like now I have proved myself here and in Australia and the way I am, I just want to keep progressing and playing in better and better leagues."