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QPR new boy Luongo benefits from Asian Cup experience

Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo believes the experience he gained at the 2015 Asian Cup will hold him in good stead for his first season with QPR.


Luongo started every one of Australia's matches at the tournament and was named Most Valuable Player, as the host nation went on to be crowned Champions of Asia for the very first time.

The 22-year-old said the lessons he learned playing high-stakes international football will help him make the step up from League One outfit Swindon Town to a big Championship club like QPR.

"It was hard after the Asian Cup, I didn't have the best end to the season for Swindon, it was a combination of fatigue, injury and I guess coming back down to earth a bit," Luongo told AAP.

"But I've learned a hell of a lot from it. I think people now expect me to be at a certain level whenever I play.

"That brings pressure but having come from the other side where people questioned me starting for the Socceroos in the Asia Cup, that was pressure of a different type so I think it will help me."

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