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Rogic & Mooy to spark Socceroos - Juric

Goal.com logo Goal.com 05-06-2017

The recent success of Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogic can't help but have a positive flow-on effect for Australia, according to their Socceroos team-mate Tomi Juric.

Juric, who is in Adelaide for Australia's crucial World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, also considers the midfield duo to be great advertisements for the A-League's ability to develop talent.

Former Melbourne City man Mooy helped Huddersfield Town win Premier League promotion last week, while ex-Central Coast Mariners prodigy Rogic scored Celtic's winning goal in the Scottish Cup Final.

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Both have been linked with transfers to Premier League clubs over the past 12 months.

That sort of confidence will surely rub off on the rest of the squad says Juric, who is himself in top form, having scored in four of his last five games for Luzern.

"I was speaking to Aaron this morning and really got into him about his price tag," Juric said on Monday.

"But he's a really down to earth fella, who isn't one to talk about that.

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"I'm not surprised to be honest because you've seen how well he's played this whole season. He's been fantastic for Huddersfield in helping them win promotion to the Premier League.

Tomi Juric, Australia

"Tom has come back from injury and won the Scottish Cup in the dying seconds of the game.

"I bet they're both full of confidence coming in with us.

"They're really important players for us and we need them in this camp."

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Juric hopes the cooler conditions will help Australia overcome the Saudis at Adelaide Oval this week as the Socceroos look to bridge the three-point gap to Bert van Marwijk's side and Group B leaders Japan as Asia's World Cup qualifying approaches its climax.

The 25-year-old striker declared the Socceroos have "no reason" not to be confident.

"A lot of the boys have done really well this season," he said.

"There have been some encouraging moves for the boys into new clubs and that's really good for us.

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"You can tell Australian football is moving forward."

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Juric added of the A-League: "It's growing and we need to make sure we keep progressing.

"We can't stop here. It's been improving since day one and we're bringing in some quality players."

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