Socceroos attacker Marco Tilio is concentrating on preserving his spot in star-studded Melbourne Metropolis’s beginning workforce slightly than regarding himself with a possible transfer abroad.
Whereas Metropolis coach Rado Vidosic believes it’s inevitable Tilio will likely be snapped up by a international membership, the 21-year-old ahead is taking nothing as a right even at A-League stage.
Having began the season on the bench, Tilio has labored his method into Metropolis’s high 11 on the expense of one other Socceroo, Andrew Nabbout.
However with competitors leaders Metropolis having drawn their previous two video games and being held scoreless for the primary time this season final weekend, Tilio isn’t resting on his laurels forward of his aspect’s battle with Adelaide United at AAMI Park on Sunday.
“I’m right here to carry out for the workforce and do my job – that’s all I give attention to,” he stated.
“I do what I can every day in coaching and are available sport day, I do know what I can present for the workforce.
“A very powerful factor is to maintain performing. No matter occurs after that’s out of my fingers, so I simply proceed to do what I can do.
“I’m simply hoping to proceed my kind for the remainder of the season and hopefully it takes me someplace on the finish of this yr.”
Vidosic stated Metropolis had been “not planning” to lose Tilio or anybody else within the squad within the present switch window.
“(That’s) except an enormous provide comes for somebody after which the membership wants to have a look at that,” Metropolis’s mentor stated.
“For the time being, I’ve not been invited for that dialog.”
Vidosic was assured Metropolis would return to their goalscoring methods after a “uncommon” off day in entrance of aim in final Saturday evening’s 0-0 draw with Brisbane Roar at Kayo Stadium.
“It comes right down to particular person mindset,” he stated.
“As an alternative of getting a shot, can we search for one other cross? Or as a substitute of on the lookout for one other cross, can we now have a shot?
“It’s right down to particular person determination making, it’s right down to enjoying to our ideas … (and) it’s one thing that we’ve been engaged on this week.”
Vidosic stated gifted left-back Jordan Bos was heading in the right direction to return this weekend after lacking the journey to Brisbane as a result of a concussion.
Ought to Bos play, it’s prone to be on the expense of membership captain Scott Jamieson.
“He has recovered very well,” Vidosic stated of Bos.
“After (Saturday’s coaching session) we’ll make up our minds on who’s going to begin, and whether or not we’ll make any modifications or not.”