Midfield duo on form for Socceroos

Despite differing 2014 World Cup form, both Tom Rogic and Massimo Luongo have definitely looked on the same page during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

In the most recent set of qualifiers against Jordan and Tajikistan, Rogic himself continued his goalscoring form, scoring once more in front of a raucous Sydney crowd.

“It’s always good to score and nice to get another one tonight. The main thing is we got the result and could have had one or two more,” Rogic told Fox Sports.

“It was a good performance. We started well. It was a bit tense the first 5-10 minutes and then we opened them up and from then we did what we did.

“We could have been more clinical could have had a few more goals.

“Tonight we fixed the errors and got the result which didn’t flatter us at all.”

However, the Celtic midfielder is carrying a level head after missing the 2014 World Cup through injury.

“I’m not getting carried away,” he said.

“I’m pleased with the season to date with my club and international but I still feel I have a lot to give and a lot more to improve on.

“I just have to keep working and hopefully that will happen.”

Ballon D'or shortlisted midfielder Massimo Luongo was another who impressed, building on an already burgeoning reputation with the Socceroos.

“We have loads of belief. They (Jordan) are a good side and at the Asian Cup they did well,” Luongo said.

“So that’s the standard of teams we’re going to face and this is just the benchmark for us.

“We set it to what it is this whole qualifying phase and we need to continue that into the next round."