Nuremberg’s Vidosic eyeing game time against Slovenia

FC Nuremberg forward Dario Vidosic is hoping for any amount of game time for Australia in tomorrow morning’s international friendly with Slovenia.

FC Nuremberg forward Dario Vidosic is hoping for any amount of game time for Australia in tomorrow morning’s international friendly with Slovenia.

The 23-year old is hoping to put in a good shift when the Socceroos meet the Eastern European nation in Ljubljana at 4:45am AEST on Thursday, knowing that the new national team coach (to be announced later today) will be watching.

“It doesn't matter if I play a full game, 70 minutes, 30 minutes or less. I'll be out there to do my best the same way I do every time I play for the national team,” he said.

“I remember the first chance I got to impress Pim (Verbeek) at a camp in Brisbane I did very well, and I think he was impressed straight away with me.

"I've had that experience. I've done it before and I believe I can do it again."

And with the impending announcement of Verbeek’s replacement, Vidosic knows the friendly is a great way to make a good first impression on the new boss.

"It's a good chance for everyone - not just me," Vidosic added.

"It's a little bit more relaxed than it was under Pim and you can enjoy your football.

"(Interim coach) Han (Berger) wants everyone to express ourselves and play well."

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