Perth Glory midfielder Brandon Wilson was initially set to miss the Tokyo Games due to suspension, but the delay has revived his Olympic dream.
Perth Glory midfielder Brandon Wilson feels like he has been given a second chance at life after his Olympic dream was revived.
Wilson was initially ruled out for the Tokyo Games after copping a lengthy ban for unprofessional conduct involving a woman while on Olyroos duties in Cambodia in April, 2019.
Nathaniel Atkinson, Lachie Wales and Riley McGree were also suspended.
But the postponement of the Tokyo Games until 2021 means Wilson and his Olyroos teammates are now available to fulfil their Olympic dreams.
Wilson, whose ban ended on August 10 this year, was recently recalled into the Olyroos' squad and he hopes he will earn selection for the Olympics.
"It was a hard one, it was a hard pill to swallow," Wilson said of the initial prospect of missing the Olympics.
"But you can let those things defeat you or you can keep moving forward and trying to improve, and that's what I tried to do the whole time.
"It's been a long road but it's like a second chance at life. I'm just taking it day by day, that's all I can do at the moment and hopefully the dream comes true."
The 23-year-old is currently in Qatar with Perth Glory for their Asian Champions League campaign.
Glory have just one game remaining - against FC Tokyo on Thursday - before returning home for two weeks of quarantine ahead of the A-League season.
Wilson is unavailable for the FC Tokyo clash after picking up two yellow cards and striker Nicholas D'Agostino will also miss due to a minor quad injury.
Glory coach Richard Garcia said it wasn't worth risking D'Agostino.
"To take a risk on him would be probably a little bit silly on our behalf," Garcia said.
"We want him ready for the A-League season.
"It's a difficult one with quarantine. We can't push too hard because (if he does get injured) then he's got two weeks of no treatment, no medical stuff."