Socceroos spotlight: Ryan's warning to Premier League elite
With the first squad of the Bert van Marwijk era set to be unveiled, get the latest on how some key Caltex Socceroos are faring overseas.
There is plenty of praise for two established goalkeepers, while an emerging star is commanding headlines.
RYAN'S WARNING TO PREMIER LEAGUE ELITE
Speaking with Juice 107.2, fan-favourite Ryan declared the Seagulls' first success against a top-six team would be the catalyst for further upsets.
"That's a stat I'm pretty sure we were all aware of, that we hadn't taken any points from a big team," the shot-stopper said.
"I always believed we were capable doing it. It's good to get the monkey off the back.
"In the future we'll be going into those games thinking why can't we go in and get a result?"
LANGERAK MAKES HIS MARK
Mitch Langerak has had an excellent start to life in Japan with the goalkeeper putting in a stellar performance in Nagoya Grampus' 1-0 win over Jubilo Iwata.
Langerak explained the essential factor in his quick acclimatisation.
"I'm proud that I was able to help the team with my save," he told the club website.
"I think that I was able to play calmly today ... I am communicating firmly, so I think that has led to good results. I want to continue that in the future."
BEHICH RELIEVED BY BURSASPOR'S CIRCUIT-BREAKER
Caltex Socceroos left-back Aziz Behich has spoken of his delight at ending the six-game winless run that threatened to derail Bursaspor's season.
Paul Le Guen's side, now 11th in the Turkish Super Lig, edged Kayserispor 1-0 to steady their slide.
"We were in a difficult situation the last few weeks but I think we played well and got the result we deserved," Behich told Turkish publication Bursa Hakimiyet.
"Hopefully we can have the same performances in the coming weeks and finish the season in the best possible way."
BORRELLO BREAKING THROUGH
Brandon Borrello scored stunning goal in Kaiserslautern's crucial 4-3 victory over Union Berlin.
But the Australia U23 international, who will be hoping to force his way into Van Marwijk's plans before the FIFA World Cup, deflected praise for his wonder strike.
"[Team-mate] Sebastian Andersson gave me the perfect ball to hit straight away," he said of the jaw-dropping effort.
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