Australia have only victory in thoughts for Syria 2nd leg
Mentor Ange Postecoglou has just a person end result in thoughts when he sends Australia out to confront Syria in the 2nd leg of their Asian Earth Cup qualifying playoff in opposition to Syria on Tuesday – an emphatic victory.
SYDNEY: Mentor Ange Postecoglou has just a person end result in thoughts when he sends Australia out to confront Syria in the 2nd leg of their Asian Earth Cup qualifying playoff in opposition to Syria on Tuesday – an emphatic victory.
Previous week’s one-one attract in Malaysia, Syria’s ‘home’ for the qualifiers, indicates a goalless stalemate at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium would be more than enough to continue to keep alive Australia’s hopes of a fourth straight Earth Cup finals look.
Although a – attract would protected an away aims triumph and an intercontinental playoff in opposition to a team from North and Central The us in November, that sort of calculation does not sit nicely with Postecoglou’s footballing philosophy.
“Yeah, no, look, I imagine for us, the aim is very clear: If we earn, we’re by way of,” he advised reporters on Monday.
“If you start considering about scorelines, or everything other than hoping to conquer the opposition, then I imagine you get into tricky circumstances.
“Our aim is to perform our football, we want to be aggressive, we want to be attacking, we want to get it to the opposition and examination them.”
Australia would most likely have secured a area in Russia by now but for 4 attracts in ten matches in the 3rd phase of Asian qualifying.
An inability to score aims has absolutely damage them, but Postecoglou’s adoption of a a few-person defensive technique has also appear underneath fireplace.
Although Postecoglou reported he may well take into consideration playing totemic striker Tim Cahill from the start on Tuesday, he had supplied no assumed to changing the fundamental development.
“We felt the activity the other night time, we controlled seriously nicely for at least the very first hour or so,” he reported.
“It received a little bit frantic and chaotic towards the end, which suited them additional than us… but for the most aspect, I was pretty pleased with the way we went about items and we are going to continue to do the exact same items.”
Postecoglou assumed an superb playing surface at the exact same stadium the place Australia received the 2015 Asian Cup would perform to his team’s profit, even though producing the very long trip Down Under may well perform in opposition to the Syrians.
The Syrians have defied anticipations to continue to keep alive their hopes of a maiden Earth Cup look and Postecoglou is anticipating one more never-say-die general performance from them even as they offer with a hefty damage toll.
“When you look at their Earth Cup qualifying group, each and every activity they manufactured it difficult for the opposition,” he reported. “We’re anticipating a difficult activity tomorrow night time irrespective of who they put out.”
(Modifying by John O’Brien)