The former Socceroo concedes the impact of the Coronavirus has been a good lesson to players just how lucky they are to be involved in professional football.

"Something like this really hits home," he said.

"You kind of realise for players and everyone involved in the game how lucky you are to be involved in the game, because at any one moment it can be taken away from you.

"It’s a good little lesson for the younger players coming through.

"As you get older as a player you kind of ralise what football’s more about, how lucky you are and the experience you’ve had.

"The younger ones don’t relise understand it, but this is a good little example because it can be taken away from you without you having any control of it.

"It’s a good learning lesson for the young ones that when it’s in my control don’t let it slip, don’t let it go."