Alex Brosque admits his time with the Socceroos is over and the Sydney FC attacker says he would like to eventually finish his playing career with the Sky Blues.
Brosque made his international debut for Australia in 2004 and scored five goals in 21 appearances.
The forward played for the Young Socceroos and the Olyroos, appearing in the Athens Olympics, and became a regular under former Socceroo coach Holger Osieck.
But he missed out on selection for the 2014 World Cup under new boss Ange Postecoglou and believes his time with the green and gold is finished.
Speaking before Postecoglou's Thursday squad announcement Brosque said: “When Ange took over I never spoke to him and to be honest, yeah, I think my time’s sort of come and gone with the national team.
“I’m not thinking about it, I don’t think I’ll be a part of it anymore.
“Ange has come in and based his squad on youth and bringing up the youth boys, and look to his credit he did very well with the boys in Brazil. I think they’ll only continue to get better from that.
“He’s obviously going to continue pushing with that and I’ll support the boys like the rest of Australia.”
Brosque rejoined Sydney FC in August as the club’s Australian marquee after three years overseas.
The 30-year old had stints in Japan with Shimizu S-Pulse and in the Middle East with Al Ain.
“When I went to Japan, when I spoke to my missus, the sort of plan was to go there and stay there for a few years and then come back home,” Brosque said.
“But with it being the Middle East, that option came up and so we said we’d go there for a couple of years as well.
“In the back of my mind I was always going to come home and once Arnie took over he called me straight away and had a chat to me.
“Everything sort of fell into place and I was looking forward to coming home anyway so I just thought that with what Arnie was doing here, I wanted to come back and be a part of it as well.”
The attacker, who signed with the Sky Blues for the next two years, said he would like to finish his footballing career at Allianz Stadium.
Brosque played more than 100 games for Sydney, scoring 28 goals from 2006 to 2011, and was a key part of the club’s 2009-2010 double-winning season.
“When I was coming back I had no sort of intention of going anywhere else or even thinking about going anywhere else,” he said.
“If Sydney wanted me then I wanted to come back here. I think I’ll definitely finish my time playing with Sydney. I’ve got two years, if it means after two years, so be it.
“But if the club’s happy to keep me going then, yeah, I think I’ll definitely finish my playing career with Sydney.”comments