Kiwi midfielder’s career hasn’t gone to plan since being selected for the 2010 World Cup.
After seeing his career trajectory hit an alarming decline in recent years Aaron Clapham insists he is more determined than ever to make his A-League dream a reality.
The 26-year-old was a surprise inclusion Ricki Herbert’s New Zealand squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and, despite not making it onto the field during the tournament, he thought his big break was just around the corner.
Sadly for Clapham his ambitions of playing in Australia’s elite division have yet to come true and he currently finds himself plying his trade on loan at NSW Premier League’s bottom side APIA Leichhardt Tigers – but he still aspires to play at the top level and break back into the All Whites side.
“I want to get into the A-League and obviously have the opportunity to play for my country once more,” he said to Football Australia.
“We have the World Cup qualifier coming up against the fourth place team from North America so that will be massive.
“It would be great to add to my ten caps I have had with the national side and have the chance go to another World Cup.”