Zakka, this will be a defining season for him. He has all the fitness and strength he is going to get, he has worked hard at this. He has a strong group of midfielders around him, I think he will get caught up in the emotion of the big games and perform well.
If he can turn that corner and bleed red and black when it matters most I will be a happy man and he will stay in the side. Round 1 is the first real test, an enormous game, huge crowd and an old enemy - he has performed on this stage well before.
If he doesn't do anything most of the time, it will be time to play younger players ahead of him.