When quizzed on what he has to do to impress Socceroo boss Pim Verbeek, 25-year-old Vanstrattan said he was at a loss.

“I’ll be blunt mate, it’s probably a question you’d have to ask him [Pim]. I can only do what I’m doing,” he told football radio show The Four Diegos last night.

“Of course the lack of first team football I can understand that, but I haven’t been called up at all and there have been a lot of other people brought into the squad. But I mean, that’s his decision.

Vanstrattan – on loan at the Serie A giants from Verona - is understudy to Gianluigi Buffon in Turin, arguably the greatest keeper in the world.

This has restricted his chances in the first team. However, he is likely to get a chance to show what he can do on Juventus’ upcoming Asian tour with Buffon on duty for the Azzurri at Euro 2008.

It’s a sojourn that includes a match against Melbourne Victory just two days before the Socceroos resume their World Cup campaign in Brisbane.

The tour offers an ideal opportunity for the former Joeys World Cup final keeper of 1999 to show the national team set up his form.

However, the Gosford-born glovesman is one of a congested group of contenders vying for Mark Schwarzer’s crown when the 35-year-old finally hangs up his gloves, as expected, at the end of this current World Cup cycle.

Adam Federici, Michael Petkovic, Nathan Coe and Ante Covic are currently in the frame. And there are younger prospects such as Danny Vukovic, Tando Velaphi and Dean Bouzanis.

Roos coach Verbeek today admitted he was spoiled for choice when it came to goalkeepers for the national team with no clear contender for Schwarzer's understudy.

"They're all good keepers," said Verbeek. "I would only have a problem if there were no good keepers - but they are all good.

"That makes it their problem, not mine."

Vanstrattan added: “It’s always a goal [to play for the Socceroos] but it’s out of my hands. I just gotta do what I’m doing over here.

“At the end of the day, if he calls me up...I’d never turn down the national team. I never have and I never will.

“But I’m looking at this [tour] as a good opportunity to get him to look at me. The decision is his.

"If not, I’d still barrack for Australia.”