Verbeek praises Adelaide’s Mullen

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has praised Adelaide United youngster Daniel Mullen.

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has praised Adelaide United youngster Daniel Mullen.

The Australian U20 representative has been given his first call-up to the senior squad along with teammate Fabian Barbiero with Verbeek labelling Mullen as a ‘quality’ player.

"He [Barbiero] was one of the players we'd been looking at. He's good and he's still young. As for Daniel Mullen, he can play in the U/20s still but if he was not injured I'd have picked him for the Indonesia game,” Verbeek said.

"With his [Mullen's] age, hopefully we can give him a little bit of a push for the upcoming months and years. He's an interesting player for us. We don't have that many right backs of that age with quality."

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