Brosque keeps dream alive

While Alex Brosque will never given up on his dream of adding to his four Qantas Socceroos caps, he admits his thoughts drift less towards the national team as the years go on.

While Alex Brosque will never given up on his dream of adding to his four Qantas Socceroos caps, he admits his thoughts drift less towards the national team as the years go on.

It's been more than three years since the Sydney FC striker represented Australia and he readily accepts there is a fair queue formed in front of him.

But after a brilliant start to the 2009/10 Hyundai A-League season, Brosque's name is now being mentioned in dispatches as a bolter for next year's World Cup in South Africa.

The normally reserved Sydney coach Vitezslav Lavicka added his considerable weight to the pro-Brosque campaign, saying the slimline forward would not be out of place in the national set-up.

"He's hungry to play (for the Socceroos). He is a valuable and skilful player and anything is possible (as far as the World Cup)," Lavicka declared after watching Brosque lay on all three Sydney goals in its 3-1 win over Wellington last Sunday.

Brosque appreciates the praise but is keeping it all in perspective.

"It's a dream of mine to play for Australia again but it's still only that at the moment, a dream," he told Sportal on Tuesday.

"I haven't been involved with the Socceroos for a while now and I've got to keep working hard and keep playing well for Sydney and whatever happens from there is a bonus."

"Going into the season I wasn't worried or concentrating on the Socceroos. My main goal was to have a good year with Sydney.

"I wanted to be fighting for a Championship and halfway through we're on course to doing that.

"If I keep concentrating on that that and not worry about the Socceroos then there might be a chance I can be part of the games leading up to the Asian qualifiers."

"That would be great but if not I'll be happy to keep going at Sydney."

While, like any striker, Brosque craves more goals (he has two for the season), it's his ability to set-up goals for team-mates that has set him apart.

Along with Melbourne's Carlos Hernandez, Brosque tops the league for goal assists (six).

The role of supplier has added another bullet point to his footballing CV.

"It's very rewarding. Setting up a goal is almost as good as scoring one," Brosque said

"The boys have been finishing so I've been fortunate in that department."

Asked to place a finger on why his form has been so good this season, Brosque said: "The main thing has been consistency which is something I have worked hard on to get in my game."

"I'd still like to be scoring a few more goals but performance-wise it's been my most consistent year."

Table-topping Sydney FC head to Skilled Park on Saturday to meet struggling Gold Coast United.