'That was really special': Aziz Behich answers fan questions on Instagram Q & A

From his favourite player, to toughest opponent and best roommate, Aziz Behich took the time to answer some Socceroos fan questions during an Instagram Q & A. 

You can watch the full story here or read on to check out all of Aziz's responses. 

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Q: Who was your favourite footballer growing up?

A: Growing up, there was three players that I really enjoyed watching: Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos. 

Q: When did you get first called up to the national team?

A: I was playing in Melbourne at the time, and it was South Korea away where we managed to get a 2-1 win which was great and something that I'll never forget.

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Behich made his Socceroos debut back in 2012

Q: What’s your favourite cheat meal?

A: My favourite cheat meal would have to be a nice pizza - and a lot of french fries. Generally after games I really look forward to getting stuck into some of those!

Q: Most memorable moment in a Socceroos shirt?

A: It's a bit difficult to pick one moment in a Socceroos jersey, as it's always an honour and always special to represent Australia. If I had to pick one it would be representing Australia at the World Cup - which is the biggest tournament of them all. Walking out in that first game was really special.

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Behich in action for the Socceroos at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Q: How much did you love winning Melbourne Derbies?

A: The Melbourne Derby was always a special fixture. Being a player that crossed over from Melbourne Victory to Melbourne Heart (at the time) made it always a fixture I looked forward to. The first ever Melbourne Derby is one that will always stick out for me, with the 2-1 win. 

Q: Toughest opponent you’ve played against?

A: I think there's been many over the years. There's always a lot of good players out on the wings. One that I generally really liked going into battle with would have to be Ricardo Quaresma when he was at Beşiktaş and I was with Bursaspor at the time.

Q: Surely I am the best roomie he’s had!? 🤣 (sent in by Martin Boyle!) 

A: The best roommate I've ever had with the Socceroos would have to be Martin Boyle. Obviously he's the joker of the squad, and I think I was his first ever roommate in the national team. Since then, we've formed a great bond and a good friendship. 

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