Australia captain Mat Ryan is excited about the potential of teenage Adelaide sensation Nestory Irankunda, who has been called up by Graham Arnold.
Ryan tells Irankunda to embrace Socceroos call-up
Socceroos skipper Mat Ryan has urged Adelaide United wonderkid Nestory Irankunda to make the most of his call-up after being brought into Graham Arnold’s squad.
Irankunda has been named as a training player for this month’s friendlies against Ecuador in Sydney on Friday, March 24, and Melbourne on Tuesday, March 28.
The 17-year-old has yet to start an A-League Men game for the Reds, but has scored three goals from the substitutes’ bench in his last three games.
Adelaide boss Carl Veart has taken a cautious approach with the prodigious talent and Ryan was hopeful that the exposure to an international environment can help Irankunda kick on.