Rogic: On-loan move vital

Tom Rogic remains committed to Celtic but says his return to Australia is the best for his career - and World Cup hopes

Last Updated: 21/01/14 at 10:34 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has no plans to sell Benteke

Post comment

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says he has no plans to sell Christian Benteke and wants the Belgian to stay at the club.

Bournemouth have signed Norway international striker Joshua King following his departure from Blackburn

Post comment

Bournemouth have signed Norway international striker Joshua King following his departure from Blackburn.

All Articles

Tom Rogic: Doesn't regret his move

Tom Rogic: Doesn't regret his move

Tom Rogic insists he does not regret his move to Celtic, despite returning to Australia on loan with Melbourne Victory.

The midfielder has joined Victory, who are managed by former Rangers defender Kevin Muscat, until the end of the season after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular at Celtic Park.

The 21-year-old has made just five starts, along with nine substitute appearances, since joining from Central Coast Mariners a year ago.

Rogic admitted the decision to leave Celtic temporarily was not difficult, but added: "Don't get me wrong, I'm happy there, it's a fantastic club, but I think it's important for me at this stage in my career to be playing.

"It's a fantastic squad there and it's very difficult to break into. There's a lot of great players.

"It's been a good learning experience. I feel I'm a much better player than I was 12 months ago so I look back on the past 12 months as a positive.

"It's great set-up with amazing fans and it's great to be a part of that. I enjoyed winning the double last year.

"It's a successful club, in the European Champions League, so I certainly don't have any regrets."

Rogic has eight caps for Australia and admits he had to move to boost his prospects of adding to them at the World Cup, where the Socceroos face Spain, Holland and Chile in the group stage.

"It's certainly a big factor," he said. "I don't think there's any Australian footballer right now that wouldn't want to be a part of that World Cup.

"At 21, the thought of possibly being at a World Cup in Brazil is pretty special.

"Obviously I want to do everything I can to be part of that."


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter: Tiny minority to blame for FIFA crisis

Sepp Blatter has told FIFA's annual congress he had no way of monitoring "a tiny minority" of officials accused of corruption.

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

CONCACAF have 'provisionally dismissed' president Jeffrey Webb

CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has been 'provisionally dismissed' by the governing body for football in North and Central America.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company