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|EXCLUSIVE: Sydney FC’s Scott Jamieson hails the arrival of Socceroo Brett Emerton & targets national team place|
Sydney FC’s Scott Jamieson was pleased with his side’s start to the season, after drawing 0-0 with Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
There was plenty of hype surrounding the clash in the lead up, as it was to be the debut of new marquee signings Brett Emerton and Harry Kewell respectively.
Jamieson praised the professionalism of the two players, and spoke exclusively to SoccerAnchor.com about the positive impact the former has had since joining the club.
“Both players were good, especially after all the media hype and commitments they have had,” Jamieson explained.
“I know Emmo (Emerton) had a lot to do, and it can take its toll. He put in a real good shift, and he will be better for that performance.
“He's fit in really well here. He has really come into the group and has had some advice for everyone.
“He is a fantastic professional and a very good player, so it can only help Sydney FC as a team and as individuals.”
On the game itself, Jamieson admitted that despite missing the penalty, the Sky Blues were still very happy with a point. They are however keen to make amends against the defending champions Brisbane Roar on Saturday.
He continued: “We were very pleased. We created a lot of chances. The way we played and defended especially was very pleasing.
“We've pretty much forgotten about last season. We have a new team and as individuals and a team we are pretty driven to do well this year.
“Our first goal is to get our first win on the board, and that will be this weekend against Brisbane Roar.”
The 22-year-old, who turns 23 tomorrow, has been capped by Australia twice in his career, and despite harbouring hopes of earning a permanent spot in the national team, he admitted that he is still a long way off just yet.
He concluded: “I'd love to, but I'm a long way off that at the moment.
“It's all about Sydney FC and playing well and doing the right things, and I'll let everything else take its course.”
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