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Australia coach to give Rogic more freedom

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09: Australian Socceroos and Olyroos coach Graham Arnold speaks to the media during a press conference at the FFA Offices on August 9, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Australia national football team head coach Graham Arnold has revealed he intends to give midfielder Tom Rogic more freedom on the pitch.

The Celtic playmaker has enjoyed an impressive start to the new Scottish Premiership season after being one of Australia’s best performers at the World Cup in Russia.

“Following the retirements of forward Tim Cahill and former captain Mile Jedinak, 40-cap Rogic is now one of Australia’s most senior players and is ready to step up, said Arnold, according to Reuters.

“Tommy’s an important piece in the team but also for Australian football,” Arnold told reporters in Kuwait City, where the Socceroos will play Kuwait in a friendly later on Monday.”

“He’s a player that excites everyone. He does it every week at Celtic. When I watch him every week I’m very proud to have been a part of his career in the past.

“I only see Tommy Rogic going to another level with us over the next four years.”

“Tommy will be given more freedom on the field to express himself but also to show his qualities and I know with that freedom we’ll see a different Tommy Rogic.”