David Zdrilic has vowed to help new Sydney FC manager Pierre Littbarski transform Aussie Stadium into a football arena that rivals the intimidating European venue where he enjoyed the best night of his career.
The Sydney striker succeeded where stars such as Michael Owen, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho failed by scoring the winning goal at Celtic Park - home of Scottish champion Celtic - that ended a 77-game, 33-month unbeaten run in Glasgow last April.
Juventus, Porto, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Barcelona were just some of the sides who failed to win at the 60,000-capacity ground before Zdrilic's late goal inspired Scottish premier league strugglers Aberdeen to a 2-1 win.
That moment remains the 30-year-old's career highlight but he believes there is sufficient football interest in Sydney to rival the renowned Celtic Park atmosphere.
"It is great to be playing at a great stadium in Sydney," said Zdrilic after his third day of pre-season training under 1990 German World Cup winner Littbarski.
"Just like at Celtic Park, I want to be playing in front of a full house here.
"To be on that kind of stage (Celtic Park) was awe-inspiring and scoring the winner was a dream in itself. It makes you appreciate why you play football.
"They had gone so long unbeaten and teams like Barcelona, Bayern and Juventus had all been there and hadn't won and then Aberdeen come and do it.
"It was the best single game that I can remember playing in before 60,000 people and nobody expecting us to win. It was very special and one I'll never forget.
"That stadium at Celtic Park is amazing just because of the atmosphere but the potential is there in Sydney and all my efforts are on creating that kind of atmosphere here.
"We've got a lot to work for but it's a great challenge and is very exciting with an excellent new coach. Our aim is to pack this stadium out," commented Zdrilic of an Aussie Stadium that is normally near its 42,500 capacity for rugby union games involving the NSW Waratahs.
Without a sustainable league, Australia's football lovers are used to seeing their best talent depart for the money and glory of Europe.
But Sydneysider Zdrilic, who himself left Sydney United for Swiss club Aarau in 1997, can see a time when Australia's big name players such as Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell return home to finish their careers in the A-League.
"I think a lot of the guys are watching closely to see how this A-League goes," said Zdrilic.
"I think if it does work out then you will see a lot of Aussies wanting to come back because it is very difficult overseas and a long way from home.
"It was amazing back then to go overseas and a lot of guys have aspirations to go to Europe, but I think a good league will ensure they will want to stay in Australia.
"I would've stayed a lot longer overseas if the new league wasn't starting up, I must admit.
The well-travelled Zdrilic longs to add to his haul of 29 caps and 19 goals for Australia.
He believes Littbarski can help fire him into contention for a slot in the World Cup finals play-offs later this year and would welcome playing alongside marquee signing-target Dwight Yorke.
"Pierre has been great from the first minute and I'm used to his style of coaching from my time in Germany," said Zdrilic, who numbers German sides Ulm, Unterhaching and Eintracht among the eight clubs he has represented.