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Utrecht's Sarota optimistic about Socceroos selection

Adam Sarota is feeling positive about the possibility of gaining selection for the Australian national team next month.

The 25-year old midfielder is playing regularly for Dutch outfit FC Utrecht after returning from a serious knee injury in December and is now planning to turn out for the Socceroos when they take on Ecuador in London on March 5.

"Of course I would love to be picked against Ecuador. I am feeling optimistic because I am playing regularly in one of the better leagues in Europe," he told SBS.

"It would be a huge stepping stone for me in pushing my claims for the World Cup. After being out for so long, to get picked for that would be unbelievable.

"It means so much to any Australian player and that's why you have to feel for Rhys Williams and Robbie Kruse who look like missing out with injuries.

"Before I was injured I took things for granted and at times even looked upon football like an office job. Being out for so long made me fall in love with the game all over again."

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