Australia national team captain Lucas Neill has heaped praise on teammate Brett Holman who is currently in world class form. The AZ Alkmaar midfielder was on fire for the Socceroos in the opening half-hour against Poland this morning, scoring one goal and then supplying the pass which lead to a penalty as his side won 2-1.
A calf injury forced Holman to be substituted in the first half but still his performance was praised by Galatasaray defender Neill.
"He is a very dangerous player and he is in very good form at the moment and he is going to be a great weapon for us now," Neill told AAP.
Neill said that Holman was fast becoming a star of the Socceroos team and insisted he would be a key ingredient when the Asian Cup comes around in January.
"Hopefully he can stay fit because he is so important for us. I am predicting he is going to have another big tournament in Asia," Neill added.
"He is taking his chances and becoming a prominent figure in this side and rightly so.
"He works very hard off the pitch and in training and he is certainly taken his chances when they are coming in games.
"Long may that continue."