Defender is keen to impress ahead of the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Australia defender Ryan Mcgowan is determined to catch the eye of head coach Holger Osieck and put himself in the frame for next years World Cup in Brazil.
McGowan, who plays for Shandong Luneng Taishan in the Chinese Super League following a spell with SPL side Hearts, is currently in South Korea as part of a inexperienced Socceroos squad competing in East Asian Cup.
The 23-year-old made his debut for the senior side in 2012 against Scotland and revealed the dressing has never been as competitive with every player desperate to make an impression on Osieck when handed the opportunity to do so.
“I think everyone’s goal is to catch the bosses eye by performing strongly in this tournament,” said McGowan to Football Australia.
“If you are picked in the side you have to make sure that you’re playing to the standard that he (Osieck) wants you too so you get chosen in future squads.
“Training has been good and the team is pumped up and we all want to play but know that if we don’t start then we are ready to go if we are needed at some point during the match.”