It’s sad to see less Aussies in Premier League – Fulham’s Schwarzer

Mark Schwarzer admits it is a sad sight to see less and less Australian players in the English Premier League.

The Fulham goalkeeper, whose future at Craven Cottage is in doubt, sees just Aston Villa’s Brett Holman as a fellow senior Socceroo in England’s top flight.

Brad Jones remains on Liverpool’s list as a back-up keeper whilst Curtis Good, Ryan Williams, Massimo Luongo and Dylan Tombides are all squad players at their respective clubs – Newcastle United, Fulham, Tottenham and West Ham United.

With both Schwarzer and Holman unsure of their club futures next season, the former Middlesbrough man felt it was an unhappy time for Aussies in England but was happy that there was some promise from fellow Australians in other European leagues.

"It's definitely sad to see, without a doubt," Schwarzer told AAP.

"I think it (England) is still one of the best leagues in the world and I think the more we have playing in the Premier League the better.

"But it's also good to see some of the guys breaking through like Robbie Kruse in Germany (with Fortuna Dusseldorf) and Tommy Oar in Holland (with FC Utrecht).

"It would be nice if these guys, especially Tommy, were able to step up and get up to a bigger league and a better league and become a mainstay in the national team."

 
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