After the birth of his first child Luka, 3, soccer player Mile Sterjovski rushed back to the field before he — or his wife Sharon — were really ready. "I basically took my wife out of the hospital with Luka and jumped on a plane the same day" Mile recently revealed, "We had two games against the Solomon Islands and I was used for 15 minutes in both games after I was told I was really needed." It was a mistake Mile and Sharon were determined not to repeat after welcoming their second child, Sonny, on June 2. In fact, this time around, the 29-year-old midfielder stayed home while his team the Socceroos played four important World Cup qualifier games without him. He had the full support of coach Pim Verbeek, Mile said, adding,
I was only thinking of my family, Pim put me at ease, he understood family comes first.
5-week-old Sonny is just one of several babies born during the Socceroos baby boom. Captian Lucas Neill welcomed fraternal twins in London just six hours after Sonny’s birth, while striker Josh Kennedy and midfielder Jacob Burns were also expecting children during the month of June.
Source: Illawarra Mercury
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