Ticket to Brazil is Wingers aim
New Adelaide United signing Michael Zullo has admitted a big part of returning to Australia was to put himself in the picture for the 2014 World Cup.
Zullo agreed a one year loan deal with Adelaide after not starting any of the first four games in the Eredivsion for FC Utrecht.
The former Brisbane Roar man spent three years in Holland, unable to make himself a permanent fixture in the side, playing just 33 times in three seasons.
Speaking to Adelaide Now the 24-year-old admitted unless your playing in England the only sensible place for an Australian to be playing during a World Cup year is in the A-League.
“I really want to play for the Socceroos. That’s my goal, the World Cup.
“Playing in Europe, unless you’re playing in the (English) Premier League or something like that you’re out of people’s eyes as far as Australia is concerned.
“I’m looking forward to coming back and playing in the A-League again and that way forcing myself back into the Socceroos.
“Holger has shown he is more than willing to pick people that play in the A-League and for me that’s the main thing.”
Adelaide United face Perth Glory in the opening game of the A-League season.