The “lucky” ballboy who helped China save a penalty which sparked their run to the Asian Cup quarter-finals has backed Alain Perrin’s men to upset his beloved Australia on Thursday. Twelve-year-old Stephan White became a sensation in China after telling goalkeeper Wang Dalei which way to dive when he saved a vital spot kick against Saudi Arabia. Now, in a sign which will be welcomed by Chinese fans, the Brisbane schoolboy says a gut feeling tells him the visitors will prevail in the crunch clash in his home town. “My heart says Australia to win, but my gut says China,” White told Brisbane’s Courier-Mail newspaper. “I’ll definitely be cheering for both goalkeepers.” He has been spared making another high-stakes penalty decision, however, as he won’t be stationed behind the goalposts -- much to the relief of his mother Suzie. “There’d just be too much pressure on him if a penalty was awarded,” she said. “Everybody would expect him to pick the right away again.” But in some ways White cannot lose on Thursday as he would be happy for either team to win. “Whoever wins, I’ll be supporting them for the rest of the tournament,” he said.