Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes was delighted to score on his first start for Scotland during the 3-1 friendly victory over Australia at Easter Road on Wednesday night
The 22-year old justified manager Craig Levein’s decision to give him a starting berth by drawing the hosts level in the 28th minute after Mark Bresciano had given the Socceroos the lead in the 17th minute.
It was Rhodes’s second outing for Scotland after making his debut against Cyprus earlier this year.
He said: “You dream of starting for your country and walking out in front of the fans and hearing the national anthem.
“It gave me goose bumps before the start of the match and it was a fantastic feeling
“I am delighted. I didn’t know too much about it at the time but it was a good delivery in by Danny Fox and I was delighted to see it go in.
“I tried to get myself in the position where the ball might drop and sometimes as a striker it does go in.”
An own goal by Jason Davidson put Scotland ahead before Ross McCormack added a third for the home side.
Despite giving a good account of himself Rhodes is refusing to take his inclusion in the squad for the 2004 World Cup double-header against Serbia and Macedonia next month as a foregone conclusion.
He said: “There are so many good strikers and so many good players for the manager to choose from.
“That will be his decision and I will concentrate on going back to Huddersfield Town and giving my all for them.
“Tonight there were some okay bits and some bits I need to learn from.
“But I am young enough and hopefully in years to come I might be able to adapt to the situation but the senior players like Gary Caldwell helped me tonight.”