Josh Risdon was firmly standing behind the controversial new Socceroos kit, stating “when you look down and see that yellow kit you’ll know you have the nation behind you."
Risdon was one the major figures at the new Socceroos kit launch last night, alongside potential bolters Joshua Brillante and Daniel de Silva.
Risdon started in Bert van Marwijk's last friendly against Colombia, pressing claims that he may be the Socceroos first choice right-back heading to Russia.
“That moment would be unreal. It’s something you work towards for your whole career and from when you are a young kid,” Risdon told https://www.socceroos.com.au/.
“It’s very good vibe. There’s a new coach but the squad is mainly the same which is good,” the Western Sydney Wanderers defender said.
“Everyone is very positive at the moment.
“That week-and-a-half we were away we had two very good hit-outs and come the end of May when we have a few more sessions and games under the belt, we’ll be ready to go.”
The general public weren't quite as accepting as the fullback, although the response was mixed, with many supporting the kits.
Ugly, ugly, ugly! Well the gold kit is anyway, and I presume that's our home kit. What the hell were they thinking. Maybe it will grow on me, but I seriously doubt it. #Socceroos https://t.co/NutInwdhu4— Terry Aylett (@Terry_Aylett) April 5, 2018
Socceroos WC kits are out and I’m loving em. Happy to see some Nike reps getting the message about how bad the template is (looking at you 🇵🇹🇫🇷) pic.twitter.com/bjzN7Zps1l— Petrick (@thatgeekfromjfk) April 5, 2018
The Socceroos next face Czech Republic on June 1, before their last pre-World Cup match against Hungary on June 9.