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Risk-taker Arzani takes chances others can't or won't, says Luongo

11 June 2018 10:16 PM
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Daniel Arzani has only been with the Socceroos for a short time, but he's already made a huge impression - not just with fans but his team-mates.

Midfielder Massimo Luongo says that the Melbourne City teenager's exuberant risk-taking style has lifted spirits all round and that unlike the older players, he has not yet been ground down by the pragmatism of the professional game: that gives him the capacity to surprise.

''He's been good, he's come on, he shows his personality on the pitch and that's all you can ask for really," Luongo said.

''He hasn't been coached out of all that, or he won't be coached out of all that just because his mentality, it's not cocky, but it's almost arrogant. He believes in himself and in doing what he does. You see it in really good players.

''We have similar young players at our club (QPR) coming through, and the fans love it, they show something, they are exciting. They have something that the experienced boys don't do any more or can't do any more.


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