MITCHELL Duke has his eyes set on his goals.
The A-League soccer player, who is a striker for the Central Coast Mariners is back in action after starting the new season with a goal in the opening game of the season against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Bluetongue Stadium.
Duke, 22, who grew up in Lurnea, said he was going to make this season bigger and better.
"I'm going to make big impression," he said.
"I want to perform better every week in the A-League and make a good impression with the international coach. I've learned a lot in the last eight months and it's going to benefit me." It will be Duke's second season playing for the club as a striker. After the grand finals, Duke played at the ACL (Asian Champions League) Games, the East Asian Cup Games and a week trial at West Ham.
Duke said the past eight months had been "full on" and he had learnt many invaluable experiences.
"I'm more comfortable and I know what to expect with the league, experiencing things like Brazil has made me want to work harder," he said.
"Just having all that first grade experience at an international level has made me learn a lot more.
"I'm going to use what I've learnt in the last eight months."
Duke said he was working towards his goal of playing in the next year's World Cup in June.