Socceroo will fight for World Cup slot from UAE
Former Aston Villa forward Brett Holman has replied to those who criticised his move to the middle east, stating it was the only option available.
The Socceroo who was a standout performer in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has signed for Al- Nasr in the United Arab Emirates.
Holman 29, realises he has a tough job convincing Holger Osieck that he hasn’t taken a step backwards by moving East.
According to Goal Australia speaking to News Limited, Holman said.
“When I made the decision there was nothing else available.There was only a minute opportunity that I would have had a chance at Aston Villa so that was almost a closed door.
“The boss has got his opinion obviously and his opinion is what he thinks about that league.
“Obviously I’ll just have to change that and show him that I’m not going to lose any quality, fitness, speed or agility moving to a club outside of Europe.”
Holman is currently in Brazil preparing for Saturday’s friendly, he believes his side could cause an upset: According to Goal Australia he spoke to the Football Federation of Australia.
“I think against any team you’re always going to get your chances, it doesn’t matter how great or how world-class any team is.
“They have got great players, but we have got good players as well and they are showing that in the leagues they are playing in … and who knows, maybe we can cause a great upset.”