BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
Tom Rogic continued his sparkling recent form by bagging another goal for Australia as the Socceroos battered Harry Redknapp’s Jordan 5-1 – before insisting his best is yet to come.
The Celtic ace played the full 90 minutes for Ange Postecoglu’s men and capped an all-action display with the Aussies’ fourth goal in their World Cup 2018 qualification clash.
He latched onto a blocked Tim Cahill drive before bursting into the box and slipping a low shot beyond Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shafi. It was Rogic’s third goal in two matches for Australia, having climbed from the bench to notch a brace in the 7-0 demolition of Tajikistan on Thursday.
The gifted playmaker was also the hero at club level on his last outing for Celtic, with his last-gasp wonder-goal securing a pivotal 1-0 triumph over Kilmarnock.
Nevertheless, Rogic insists he is far from the finished article.
The Hoops star said: “I’m not getting carried away but I’m pleased with the season to date, with my club and at international level.
“But I still feel I have a lot to give and a lot more to improve on. I just have to keep working and hopefully that will happen.
“It’s always good to score and nice to get another one against Jordan. The main thing is we got the result and could have had one or two more.
“It was a good performance. We started well. It was a bit tense the first 5-10 minutes and then we opened them up and from then we did what we did. We could have been more clinical could have had a few more goals.”
Rogic, a January 2013 arrival from Central Coast Mariners, is contracted until the end of next season and has recently stated his desire to earn a new deal at Parkhead.