Behich 'honoured' to be named Australia captain
New Caltex Socceroos captain Aziz Behich has spoken of his pride at being handed the armband for Friday night's international friendly with Korea Republic in Busan.
The 28-year-old was named by head coach Graham Arnold on Thursday as Australia's skipper for the game, capping off what is sure to be a few weeks that will live long in the memory for the left-back.
Having last month completed a long-awaited transfer from PSV Eindhoven to Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir FK, Behich will get married shortly after returning from camp with the Caltex Socceroos.
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But first there is the small matter of leading out the Caltex Socceroos for a match against a side ranked four places above the Green and Gold at No.37 in the world.
“When Arnie mentioned it, I was a bit numb," Behich said.
It’s a great honour for me and for my family. I’m really looking forward to it.
"It’s something as a kid you really don’t even dream about being captain, you always just want to play for your country, so it’s a special game for me.
"But the most important thing for me is that we put in a good performance and get a good result.”