Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas believes he's good enough to play for Australia at next month's Asian Cup.
But the A-League custodian accepts he has to bide his time given the queue for the Socceroos' most well-stocked position.
A-League graduates Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Mitchell Langerak are the likely three goalkeepers heading to United Arab Emirates.
The uncapped Thomas isn't sure whether his efforts have him on Graham Arnold's radar, but it's a road he's eager to walk.
"It's a goal to be involved in that setup. I believe I'm good enough to be there. We'll just keep going and hopefully that call comes," Thomas said.
It's always been tough to crack into the national team as a goalkeeper; mainly due to Mark Schwarzer and Mat Ryan's stranglehold on the position this century.
Just ask Mark Bosnich, who finished his career with just 17 caps, or five-time A-League champion Michael Theo, who never got on the park for the Socceroos.
Thomas, who signed a new two-year deal after Victory's grand final win in May, suggested he may have to move abroad to fulfil his goal.
"Maty, Vuka, Mitch are all playing at a top, top level. That's somewhere I want to be eventually," he said.
"I'd love to be (in the Socceroos side). I believe I can do it, believe I will."
The 26-year-old has two clean sheets to his name in six appearances this season, with Adelaide United visiting Marvel Stadium on Saturday.
Thomas said it was challenging keeping for one of the league's heavyweight clubs.
"At a club like ours we don't have too much to do in games but when you do you need to be sharp and clean with your actions," he said.
"I finished off the end of last year on quite a high note. I've been fairly happy with my performances this year.
"I'll keep doing what I'm doing, working hard with Jess van Strattan, new goalkeeping coach this year ... keep my head down and work."