Nick D’Agostino is out to help Australia end its 12-year Olympic drought and qualify for the Tokyo games next year.
Qualifying for the Olympics ramps up over the next two months when the final AFC U23 Championship, to determine which nations go to Japan, will take place in Thailand in Japan.
D’Agostino scored both Australian goals in March for the 2-2 draw against South Korea in Cambodia to confirm the Olyroos’ spot in the January tournament.
The striker is hopeful of winning selection in the final Olyroos squad that will go to Thailand to fight for a spot in Tokyo.
“Definitely, there’s a last camp in China on November 10,” he told FTBL. “Hopefully I get selected for that one and that will put me in good stead for Thailand in January with the Asian Cup.
"You always want to go on international duty and play your best, put in some good performances and just help the country whatever way you can. Cambodia was a good start, I scored two against South Korea, and I think that put me in good stead with Graham.
“But you’re always looking forward to the next one, and Thailand’s the next one and I think we should qualify with the talent we’ve got. But we can take it each game by game, get as many points as we can and get that qualification.
"Tokyo is definitely where we want to be, where we’re aiming to be and that would just be massive. Not many players play in the Olympics, so if we can achieve that it would be something special.”
Australia last played at the Beijing Games in 2008.
D’Agostino, who joined Perth Glory from Brisbane Roar in the off-season, believes getting the green and gold back to the Olympics would be huge.
“That would be amazing," the 21-year-old said. "The Olyroos haven’t qualified since 2008 so it would be massive. We’ve got an excellent squad, a great group of players the Olyroos.
"The talent’s there, so if we can gel together as a team we can get that qualification for Tokyo.”