Socceroo Oliver Bozanic played a full game on Wednesday night as his Swiss club FC Luzern won 2-1 with the midfielder saying he’s in the best form of his career.
Socceroo midfielder Oliver Bozanic played a full game on Wednesday night as his Swiss club FC Luzern won 2-1 with the Aussie saying he-s in the best form of his career.
The three points away to FC Aarau pushed Bozanic-s club into equal fourth on the Swiss Super League ladder on 45 points with Young Boys (who-ve played one game less).
It puts Luzern in the frame for a Europa League berth next season with six games left for Bozanic-s boys.
It-s just another reason why the Aussie is buzzing with his club success in Switzerland.
"It's still very tight in the league so every game is so important now," the former Olyroo told www.footballaustralia.com.au.
"It's coming down to the business end of the season which is exciting for all the players.
“ We were in a great position leading up to Christmas but had a few injuries and suspensions which doesn't help.
"But I think we're back on winning ways now. If we can continue our form and to win, then we'll get into Europe.
"There's some big games coming up in the next month which is the type of games players want to be involved in."
Bozanic, 25, says he's in the best form of his career as he continues to push his claims for a spot in the Socceroos World Cup squad, after making the move abroad after Central Coast's Hyundai A-League championship success last season.
Playing in a more advanced position, he has scored seven times in 30 appearances in the league and cup competitions for Carlos Bernegger-s side.
"I've enjoyed my time over here so far and everything's gone pretty much the way I wanted to," Bozanic told www.footballaustralia.com.au.
"Coming across straight from the A-League was perfect for me and I was able to start very well.
"I'm very happy. I've been able to score a few goals so the season has gone well but I want to continue it on and keep doing the same.
"This has definitely been my best season so far. It's exciting and I just have to continue playing and doing well leading into the World Cup now."
Bozanic made his first Socceroos appearance against Canada last year and has been involved in both of Ange Postecoglou's squad's for recent friendlies.
The classy mid admits it's hard not to dream about being involved in Brazil but knows he still has work to do to make that a reality.
"It's coming up very quickly and it's definitely in the back of the mind but I know I have to try and stay focused on what I'm doing here," Bozanic conceded.
"To be playing well heading into the World Cup is important. I'm focusing on performances here and hopefully that will give me the best chance to be selected for the World Cup.
"It's great to be a part of the new change in the Socceroos and I think the progress we've made is great.
"The way Ange coaches and his philosophy, we can definitely achieve something with the Socceroos."
This is Bozanic's second stint in Europe after getting a taste of professional football as a youngster when he signed with English club Reading.
While he has one season left on his deal in Luzern, Bozanic doesn't want to stand still and would love another crack at playing in the UK.
"I've enjoyed my time so far but at the same time I would like to progress to the next level. Where that will be I'm not sure yet," he said.
"But hopefully I finish strong this season, see what happens at the end of the season and go from there.
"The Premier League is one of best leagues in the world. We'll see. The Championship is a very strong league as well.
“It's definitely a place I would like to play at in some point in my career."
The final chance to see the Socceroos on home soil before they head to the World Cup will be when they take on South Africa in a farewell game on May 26 in Sydney. Tickets for the match, presented by NAB, are on sale now. Click here to secure yours today.
Degenek not taking his foot off the gas
Twelve months ago, Caltex Socceroos defender Milos Degenek was playing in Japan — now, he’s tearing up Serbia’s SuperLiga, having been named in the league’s best eleven for the first half of the season. It’s a credit to Degenek, 24, who signed with Red Star Belgrade in July
Degenek named in Serbian Superliga's best XI
Caltex Socceroos defender Milos Degenek has been named in the Serbian Superliga’s best eleven players of the first half of the season after his performances for Red Star Belgrade. AUSSIES ABROAD: Sainsbury denies former club Inter in first UCL start READ MORE: Where you can w
FFA to conduct additional injury assessment with Aaron Mooy
Football Federation Australia (FFA) acknowledges Huddersfield Town’s statement regarding Aaron Mooy released on Thursday morning (AEDT). Due to the significance of the AFC Asian Cup to the Caltex Socceroos, FFA will proceed with a plan to deploy its High Performance Coordina
Aussies Abroad: Rogic and Vukovic progress to Europa League Round of 32
The Europa League Round of 32 will have an Aussie flavour after Tom Rogic and Danny Vukovic both sealed their progression to the knockout stage of Europe’s second-tier competition. Rogic played 90 minutes as Celtic did it the hard way, their 2-1 loss at the hands of FC Salzbur