Caltex Socceroos' reaction to debuts against Brazil

Caltex Socceroos Ajdin Hrustic and Dylan McGowan were on cloud nine after making their international debuts in Tuesday night’s loss to a sensational Brazil at the MCG.

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Hrustic, of Dutch club Groningen and McGowan, who’s recently signed for Portuguese outfit Pacos de Ferreira from Adelaide United, spoke to reporters after the game following their debuts as second-half subs in front of almost 50,000 at the MCG.

Hrustic on his debut

“It’s great to make your debut against Brazil in my hometown where I was born.

“Disappointing to get away with that kind of result but I’m sure we’ll learn from this and take it as a positive away to Russia.

“I felt good. I was excited. There was no need to be nervous. It’s a friendly game.

“The boss just told me to do my thing.

“[Brazil] is a different kind of football style [to the Dutch league] but you learn from every team.

“You learn something from every game positive and negative.”

Centre-back: Dylan McGowan

McGowan on his debut

“Not a result we wanted but on a personal level to debut is the pinnacle of your career. I’m over the moon it’s just a shame about the result.

“Looking back it’s just a lot of hard work to get here [to debut] and I’ll enjoy tonight.

“You always learn a bit more when you lose – especially against a top team like Brazil - defensively and going forward.

“We tried to play our football against the world’s best nation at the moment [number one currently on FIFA rankings].

“It’s a great month to be here [in the national team]. I’m enjoying training and learning a lot."