listen to brett emerton discuss his experience with new socceroos coach bert van marwijk
Former Socceroo Brett Emerton says he is “very excited” by the appointment of Bert Van Marwijk as Socceroos coach ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
Emerton played under Van Marwijk for Feynoord in 2002 when the Dutch giants won the UEFA CUP, defeating Borussia Dortmund in the final.
“He’s a good tactician and able to play a different style of football,” Emerton said.
Emerton told David Davutovic on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Football Q&A which airs tonight at 5pm (AEDT), Van Marwijk does not have a set style of play but instead adapts according to the opposition.
In addition, Emerton expects Van Marwijk to make changes to the squad, believing he will “choose players based on form more so than reputation,” Emerton said.
Despite Australia facing a tough group in France, Denmark and Peru Emerton has confident in Van Marwijk’s ability to get the best out of the team.
“We’re [Australia] are a good team and shown that on occasion. As a player who’s played under him [Van Marwijk] it’s a positive appointment,” Emerton said.
Football Q&A airs every Wednesday from 5pm (AEDT) hosted by David Davutovic on FNR_Football Nation Radio.