How a simple gesture pushed this Socceroo’s son into the limelight at the World Cup
- Mitchell Duke scored the match-winning goal for the Socceroos against Tunisia on Saturday.
- The striker celebrated with a gesture to his son Jaxson, who was in the crowd.
- The sweet moment between father and son made headlines around the world.
“I’m sure he’s going to be a little king when he goes back to his school, as well.”
“To share in that moment with him is something we’ll look back on, and be one of the best memories of our lifetime,” Duke said.
“I was one of the earliest ones here in Qatar, preparing for this World Cup, and I was lucky enough for him to join us in training for a few times,” Duke said.
Mitch Duke celebrates his goal against Tunisia. Source: Getty / Miguel Medina
“He gave me a few pointers, just to try and get a bit more of that ruthless nature because it’s a World Cup, you may be limited with chances.
“I think that’s helped with my mindset for sure, and yeah, I’m glad I was able to score a goal of his kind of quality.”
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