QPR striker Peter Skapetis was delighted to be committing his international future to Australia.
The 18-year old, who has Greek heritage, recently starred for Paul Okonâ€™s Young Socceroos by winning the Golden Boot at the Acudia tournament in Spain and has since pledged his allegiance to the senior team.
â€śI am 100 per cent committed to Australia and hopefully going all the way to play for the Socceroos one day,â€ť said Skapetis who holds a Greek passport.
â€śThere was a bit of initial contact from Greece and there was an invitation to play for their junior team.
â€śI was tempted at the time but my mind is now totally made up now â€“ and even if they do come back and talk to me I wonâ€™t be interested.
â€śI just want to thank Paul Okon for the opportunity and it was a privilege to be involved with a squad that plays football the right way and hopefully I can do a job for the Young Socceroos now going towards the next (Under-20s FIFA) World Cup in New Zealand in 2015.
â€śI like to think I can bring something to the team â€¦ I do have a bit of an instinct for goals and itâ€™s hopefully I have something which can help the team.
â€śWinning the Golden Boot in Spain was a special moment in my career and it means a lot. Iâ€™m hoping itâ€™s a sign of things to come with the national team.â€ť