Melbourne Victory’s Kruse relishing contest with Man Utd’s Vidic

Robbie Kruse will play one more match for Melbourne Victory and one more for the Australian national team on home soil before jetting off to Germany in June.

Robbie Kruse will play one more match for Melbourne Victory and one more for the Australian national team on home soil before jetting off to Germany in June.

The 22-year old will join German Bundesliga.2 outfit Fortuna Dusseldorf this European summer and says he is ready for the shift once he completes his obligations in his homeland.

The Socceroos meet Serbia at Etihad Stadium on June 7 and Kruse is looking forward to playing in front of a familiar crowd if he gets the chance.

“It’s an honour to play for your country so hopefully if I’m selected and get my chance in these two games [against New Zealand on June 5 and Serbia on June 7] they’re both friendlies so hopefully some of the fringe players can get a go," he said.

“And Victoria has some massive fans here. You see Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory games and the crowds are always bumping … so I’m sure it’ll be a massive crowd like some of the fans I play in front of every week.

“I’ll be departing after that to Germany so hopefully I can cap it off, have a good turnout and play good.”

And Kruse said it will be a great experience to take on the likes of Manchester United star defender Nemanja Vidic , Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic and Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov.

“You see these players play in the English Premier League every week and fantastic players. He’ll be turning out in the Champions League final in a few weeks so it’d be a massive challenge. And they’ve got a really good team ranked 16 in the world,” he added.

“It’s going to be a massive challenge and something I’m sure Holger [Osieck] and the boys will be looking forward to.”

 
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