“It is up to us to upset big Nations” – Emmanuel Muscat

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 14:00
Emmanuel Muscat (in white) in action with his team against Mariners

Emmanuel Muscat (in white) in action with his team against Mariners

Australian based defender Manny Muscat is very confident that there exists a better chance in this EURO 2012 Group F to get some points when comparing this group with the former World Cup qualifier group. In fact this group will see our National team play against, Israel, Latvia, Greece, Croatia and Georgia. Muscat is optimistic that we will do well and insisted that it is up to the players to try their utmost to upset bigger nations.

Speaking with sportinmalta.com at the Hilton Tel Aviv, Muscat who plays in the A League in Australia with Wellington Phoenix remarked that he is very happy with this call up for this qualifier game and hopes he would be in the starting line-up. “I really hope and wish to start tomorrow’s match but it is up to the coach to decide and I will only know possibly on Thursday morning in the team talk” added Muscat.

The player that had made his international debut for Malta in May 2009 against the Czech Republic  spoke about the weather conditions especially of the morning training sessions here in Tel Aviv where it was very hot. “I am not used to train and play in such a climate, luckily enough the weather is much colder in the evening as we have experienced in Wednesday’s late evening session” he commented.

When asked about his availability to come and represent Malta on International level, the 25 year old stressed the fact that it is not always possible for him to join the Malta squad even because of the hectic 25 hour flight from Australia and because of his club commitments which was the reason why he was not called up for the recent Macedonia friendly.

Emmanuel Muscat capable to use both feet comfortably

Emmanuel Muscat capable to use both feet comfortably

Muscat speaks also about the current A League season and he explains that his team is doing quite well gathering 4 points in 3 games but stressed that it is too early in the season to determine if Phoenix will have the possibility to make it to the finals or not.

When asked about his role in the team, the Melbourne born player said that last season he featured in quite some games as a holding midfielder, thus shifting from his traditional right back position. Muscat’s team has a very positive record whereby they haven’t lost a home game since October 2008.

Should Muscat feature in any part of the game against Israel he will be registering his 7th international cap.


  1. olly says:

    we want manny muscat in first 11 as right back or briffa right back


  2. george says:

    fuq xhiex nistghu narawha l-logha ? telfa zgur imma dawn top 30 FIFA ta


    Christian Reply:

    L-loghba se tintwera fuq GO sports .. hija tal-misthija kif hawn Malta l-loghbiet away tat-team nazzjonali qatt ma jintwerew mill-istazzjon ta’ l-istat..nahseb about time li wiehed jipprova jsib soluzzjoni ghal din is-sitwazzjoni


    Joe Cilia Reply:

    naqbel mieghek Christian – ara ir-rai biss biss… coverage ta vera u l-Francizi meta jilghabu l-ewwel haga fin-news u jerga jaghmlu feature iehor fl-sports… tal-misthija il-Media Maltija! L-istazzjon tal-istat suppost ghandu lista ta avvenimenti u jrid ixxandarhom! fosthom ir-regatta u l-loghob ta Malta away!


  3. marcel says:

    good luck manny all melbourne is wishing u luck -marcel


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