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Misimović: I hope this is our time

zvjezdan 2Bosnia star Zvjezdan Misimović has not ruled out a stint in the A-League after his contract with Chinese club Guizhou Renhe ends in two years, reports theworldgame.sbs.com.au

Speaking after his team’s 2-1 AFC Champions League loss to Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday, Misimović said he would consider a stint in Australia if an opportunity arises.

“I have a two year contract in China but in football you never know,” he said when asked about trading China for Australia. “I’m open for anything.”

Misimović terrorised the Mariners defence and provided he cross which was helped into the net by Mariners goal keeper Mat Ryan, a player left impressed by the Bosnian’s game.

“These Asian teams have a lot of money to buy these quality individuals and Misimović showed (his) quality tonight on the dead ball,” Ryan said.

Mariners coach Graham Arnold said he warned his team about the danger Misimović presented.

“Their three foreigners were very good,” Arnold said. “We tried to highlight the fact not to give Misimović and Nano anytime on the ball.

“If we could put pressure on these two and they just had to release it to one of their players we could of nullified them.”

Misimović’s impressive form also has been the driving force behind Bosnia and Herzegovina run towards the 2014 World Cup.

The national team is three points clear of Greece at the top of UEFA qualifying Group G and remains on track for a place in Brazil.

“When we play like the last few games I’m sure that we can go to the World Cup,” Misimović said.

“We played before the last two World Cups in play-offs and were unhappy we lost.

“I hope this time is our time.”

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