The 34-year-old ended his professional career earlier this month and said farewell to his fans this week
By Floris Koekenbier
Former Croatia international Joey Didulica has expressed his delight with the way his former clubs gave him the chance to say farewell to the fans this week.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper ended his active career earlier this month due to ongoing injury problems and said goodbye to the Croatia, Ajax, AZ and Austria Vienna supporters in the past few days.
"It was a great week. I travelled to Zagreb with Ajax on Monday and now [Thursday] got the chance to say farewell to my last two teams," Didulica told Goal.com after the 2-2 Europa League draw between AZ and Austria Vienna.
"I just spoke with a number of people from both clubs and have seen a lot of old friends again. It was fantastic experience and a good way to end my career."
Didulica made close to 100 appearances for Austria Vienna from 2003-06 and the former glovesman received a warm welcome from the club's fans on Thursday.
"It was amazing. I stood there waving the Austria Vienna flag in front of the fans. I had my most successful period in Austria with all the trophies I've won there."
The ex-Ajax star has yet to make a decision on his plans for the future, but he didn't rule out a return to football.
"I just want to enjoy life after football now. It won't be too difficult to make a comeback in the football world though as my brother is the sporting director at Melbourne Hearts.
"I will now return to Australia to enjoy the nice weather. My next goal in life is to catch a great white shark."
Didulica was born in Geelong, but left Australia at the age of 22 to pursue his dream of playing in Europe.