The left-back is determined to force himself into Holger Osieck’s plans.
Socceroos hopeful Michael Zullo hopes his form for Adelaide United will clear the path to a recall to the national team in time for the World Cup.
The 24-year-old recently returned to the A-League from Dutch side FC Utrecht after signing a season-loan deal with the Reds and immediately stated his intentions to earn a recall to the Australia squad for the showpiece tournament.
Zullo believes he is the answer to Holger Osieck’s left-back conundrum and is aiming to impress the German in order to force himself back into the international reckoning for the friendly against France on October 13 and being ignored for Saturday’s tussle with five-time world champions Brazil.
However, League officials again ignoring the FIFA international match calendar the Brisbane-born defender could find himself in a bid as the match against Les Bleus at the Parc de Princes takes place just hours before the Adelaide meet Perth Glory in their season opener.
”It’s a massive game against the French in Paris,” Zullo told News AU. ”It doesn’t really get any bigger than that and of course Brazil this weekend.
”But that game (France) is on the same weekend as the A-League so I mean I guess the only way I am going to force my way back into the squad is playing well.”