Kosmina backs call for green & gold Galekovic


Eugene Galekovic’s performance between the posts against Brisbane Roar has again rasied the question of whether the Reds’ captain should be considered for a Qantas Socceroos call up.

With the Qantas Socceroos squad for the upcoming friendly against the Korea Republic to be announced in the coming days, Reds Coach John Kosmina agrees inspirational captain Eugene Galekovic is in the kind of form that could warrant selection.

Galekovic-s performance against Brisbane has again raised the question of whether the Reds- number one should be considered for national selection. He certainly did his chances no harm as Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck was an interested onlooker from the stands at Suncorp.

Having watched Galekovic prove an impenetrable force while under siege against the Roar on Sunday, Kosmina gave his opinion on where he sees Galekovic-s standing in the list of candidates for the November 14 friendly.

However, if Galekovic was to receive a call up, it would leave Kosmina and the Reds in somewhat of a predicament as backup keeper Paul Izzo is also currently away on international duty with the Australian U-20 squad.

“He probably could be. I think in terms of local goalkeepers he-s definitely the best by far,” Kosmina said.

“When you-re up against Schwarzer it-s a bit of a difficult choice from Holger Osieck-s point of view.”

“He (Osieck) has got to make a decision this week so it could hurt us if Eugene does get picked…so from a selfish point of view no I hope he doesn-t but from a professional point of view I-d love to see him in a green and gold shirt.”

Galekovic himself is not thinking too much into it. Make no mistake, he always relishes the chance to be selected for his country, but the keeper who has been capped four times for Socceroos is only focused on performing and doing his best for his club.

“It-s out of my hands. I can only do what I can for Adelaide United week in week out and if you-re performing then I think Holger will look at you,” Galekovic said.

“I-m only worried about next Sunday (against Perth) and if I keep performing hopefully I give myself a chance.”