While he was pleased that the Socceroos could bring up a significant milestone, Bathurst product Rhyan Grant is focused at the long term target at hand - 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
Grant featured in Australia's 3-1 win against Oman on Friday morning, which made the country the first nation to win 11 consecutive matches in a single World Cup qualifying campaign.
Grant, who was born in Canowindra and played junior football in Bathurst, said he's pleased to be a part of history.
"It's pretty cool. It's a record for any country in history, so to be part of that squad is very special," he said.
"But we still have a long way to go to qualify, so we don't want to get ahead of ourselves.
"We're in a good position but the record won't count for a thing unless we continue to do our job."
Goals from Awer Mabil, Martin Boyle and Mitch Duke secured the victory against Oman and Grant believes the Socceroos performance showed character against a good side.
"Oman are a good team and tactically were very good tonight, so it was always going to be tough," he said.
"But we know how to win games at present and we've some players who can step up when it matters. Overall, it was a tough game but a great result for us."
Australia's biggest test comes on Tuesday evening when the Socceroos play Japan in Saitama.
It'll be a big ask for Socceroos to claim victory, having failed to defeat Japan on their home soil in six previous attempts.
Japan has lost two of its last three matches in qualifying, so Grant is expecting a fire-up Blue Samurai side.
"Japan haven't had the best results but that doesn't mean a lot going to Japan to play them at home, they're still one of the best teams in Asia," he said.
"However the way we have been going and the belief and talent within this team means it will be a tough challenge but something we are looking forward to."
Grant has now featured in all three of Australia's matches in the third round of World Cup qualifying in the Asian section, scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 win over Vietnam last month.
Kick-off from Saitama Stadium is at 9.14pm.
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