The Jamaican captain will take on Argentina with his country at the Copa America.
Jamaica take on Argentina tonight in a massive Copa America tie in Chile. The Reggae Boyz are competing in their first ever Copa America and have so far found the going tough. They lost their opening two games to Uruguay and Paraguay by the same scoreline, 1-0.
That means they are already eliminated. However, former Leeds United man and Jamaica captain Rodolph Austin says that will not stop them giving it their absolute all against Lionel Messi and co this evening.
He told the Jamaica Observer this week:
"We have nothing to lose, we just have to go out there with the same professionalism that we applied on the pitch against Uruguay and do our best. It is a very good team, but they are struggling at the moment with scoring.
"All the games are very tight, so it is one of them where we have to just focus and we cannot just be like because we are already eliminated we don't show up,"
He is also quoted by Goal.com about specifically facing Barcelona star Messi, stating:
"It's definitely a dream come true for me personally and all my team-mates to even be on the same pitch as Messi.
"It's a pleasure for them. It's for us just to go out there and do our best against the Argentina team because it's 11 men on the pitch.
"Messi is the best player in the world..."
Austin, who was denied a move to Wigan Athletic in the winter transfer window, is currently a free agent after three years with Leeds United comes to an end on June 30th.
How important is this game for Austin?
This fixture could be a real opportunity for Austin to put his name out there on the market. He is available for nothing and already plenty of teams are said to be looking at his potential free transfer.
He has struggled for his best form in Chile, but against the likes of Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero, if he can shine, the queue will be even longer for the popular former Leeds stalwart.