Oliver Bozanic has not played for Australia for more than four years but has set his sights on winning a return to the Socceroo set-up.
Bozanic, who made his international debut against Canada in 2013, earned the last of his seven caps against Macedonia in March 2015.
The midfielder, who appeared against both the Netherlands and Spain in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, joined Heart of Midlothian in Scotland last June after leaving Melbourne City.
The 30-year-old has been solid in Edinburgh this season, making 28 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and notching one assist.
But breaking back into the national team remains a clear goal for Bozanic.
“It’s still a target of mine, I’ll obviously never give up on that dream,” he told FTBL.
“It’s been a while but I feel like I’ve been doing really well over here and hopefully that doesn’t go unrecognised and I have an opportunity.”
Bozanic is very familiar with Australia coach Graham Arnold after playing under him for three seasons at the Central Coast Mariners.
In that period the midfielder and Arnold won an A-League premiership and then the Grand Final in 2013.
“We had really good success at Central Coast Mariners and then we both went our separate ways,” the former Luzern and Melbourne Victory attacker said.
“I went over to Switzerland after that, so yeah we’ve had a lot of experience working together as well. I’d love to be back involved in that set-up.”