Roos first amid imminent decision for Mooy

Aaron Mooy says a decision on his club future will be made after the Socceroos’ next two friendlies against Greece.

Mooy shone in Australia’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of England at the Stadium of Light. The Melbourne City midfielder, who has returned to Australia to face Greece, has made no secret of his desire to secure a move to Europe next season.

Mooy is remaining coy on his future destination but said no announcement is expected for at least another week and a half.

“I’ve got to concentrate on the Greek games first and then after that I’ll sit down with Melbourne City and my agent and have a chat,” he told FourFourTwo.

“It won’t happen before then, but you never know. We’ll see what happens.”

Mooy, who enjoyed an outstanding season in the A-League, is looking forward to tackling the Greeks.

“They’re very exciting matches,” he said.

“There’s lots of Greek people in Australia, they’re meant to be full houses I think.”

Mooy said he enjoying taking on England in Sunderland on Saturday morning.

“I thought we played really well, a good style of play,” the 25-year old said.

“They caught us on the counter-attack a few times, that’s what they were really good at. I enjoyed the match. It’s always good to play strong opposition and England are strong opposition. It’s good for everyone to test themselves.

“It was a big crowd, a good atmosphere. But to play for your country is what makes you proud. When you’re wearing the green and gold I’m very happy, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing.”

Mooy was paired with Tom Rogic again in the Socceroos midfield and their creative partnership appears to be blossoming.

“Tommy’s obviously a very talented player, I enjoy playing with him,” the former Western Sydney playmaker said.

“He’s a good player so it makes it easier. The last few games Tommy’s been playing as well so we’ve been linked up well and enjoying it.”

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Full marks to Mooy for his season performances. I personally don't think he's quick or hard enough to chase down and hassle opponents, and will suffer for it...but happy to be challenged on this.
One thing that does stand out though, is that post England match interview. I assume Mooy's got a decent manager, and if so, that person should have the sense to shoot Aaron off to a few "effective presentation skills" courses, because the way he came across to the viewers, was IMO, pretty poor. Performing well, he's going to get more and more of these microphone op's, and while we may not necessarily want a Cahill clone, the media style and presence of a Lucas Neill, wouldn't go astray.