APOEL’s Australian winger Tommy Oar has spoken about his frustration at being left out of his side’s Champions League squad this season.
Oar had been one of APOEL’s best players during the brief Mario Been era in the summer qualifiers before the Dutchman was sacked and replaced by Giorgos Donis.
Oar is still coming to terms with his omission that deprives him of facing Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in Group H at such iconic venues as the Bernabeu, Signal Iduna Park and Wembley.
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“Obviously, I’m just devastated,” Oar told SBA in Australia.
“I have never played in the Champions League and I was looking forward to playing on such a big stage. It was my childhood dream.
“But these setbacks are part of football so I just have to prove the coach wrong by performing in the domestic league.
“The coach has not told me specifically why he left me out. Since we qualified he made a lot of signings especially in the front third.”
APOEL begin their Champions League adventure later this month away to Real Madrid.