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Postecoglou Disappointed Good Cannot Play

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The Australian defender of Newcastle United, Curtis Good was named in the provisional 30 – man squad that were going to represent Australia during the 2014 World Cup but after sustaining a hip flexor injury and not being able to completely recover in time, Curtis Good was not able to play at the worldwide competition.

The coach of the Australian national football team Ange Postecoglou expressed his disappointment after knowing that Curtis Good would not be available to play at the recently concluded World Cup.

Andre Postecoglou said: "He could have played a significant role in this World Cup, so I wanted to give him every chance. But one thing we do know is that it (the injury) probably still hasn't been correctly treated. He had three or four failed attempts, which suggests to me it is probably something he needs to deal with, and his club needs to deal with a little more urgently now to really find out what the problem is."

After those statements were released by the head coach of Australia, Postecoglou had to make a retraction as a way to avoid having any misunderstandings with Newcastle United.

"On 27 May 2014, at the press conference announcing the selection of the national squad for the 2014 World Cup, I made some statements concerning the decision not to select Curtis Good because of injury. I have been told by Newcastle United Football Club that my statements might have been understood to suggest that the club had not provided proper care and treatment to Curtis who as a result suffered the injury and prevented him from being selected. If so, I confirm that I did not intend to suggest that that was the case and wish to correct the public record now’’ Postecoglou said.