Absa Premiership

Brockie feared his international career was over

2017-11-06 14:28
Jeremy Brockie (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie admits to wondering if he would ever represent New Zealand again.

The 30-year-old last played for his country in June 2016 and has not been called up for recent World Cup 2018 qualifiers for the All Whites.

However, Brockie is back in coach Anthony Hudson's squad for New Zealand's home and away qualifying play-offs against Peru.

"Obviously the more windows and games that came along where I wasn't involved, you do start to think 'maybe my time is gone'," he told the Stuff.co.nz website.

"But all I could really focus on was my club stuff and making sure I was performing for SuperSport and scoring goals. I guess playing consistently, scoring goals and winning trophies has got me a recall for some pretty important games."

Brockie has netted 54 goals in two-and-a-half seasons with SuperSport, including 10 in this year's CAF Confederation Cup.

He will have to fight with Chris Wood, who plays for English Premier League club Burnley, for a place in the starting XI, but is hopeful of earning what would be his 50th cap.

"To see him (Wood) scoring goals in the Premier League, it gives you such a buzz being a Kiwi because you've got that connection and sense of pride every time you see him playing," Brockie said.

"I'm looking forward to getting into training with him and even though I am older than him you never stop learning and if I can pick something up from what he's doing that'd be great as well.

"It (a 50th cap) would be pretty special and hopefully it can come over these next two games. I'll be doing all I can in training to try and put my best foot forward to get an opportunity, if one comes," he said.

"If it doesn't, I just have to make sure I do my roles and responsibilities off the pitch and support the men that are playing.

"I'm just excited to be in and around the camp as it's two very important games, not only for the players involved, but the whole country," said Brockie.

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