With a busy winter ahead, Socceroos manager Ange Postecoglou is determined to keep his squad clean and in shape for the World Cup qualifiers in March.
The Socceroos squad is now under pressure, after they dropped out of the quarterfinals of the Asia Cup qualifiers last month.
But it’s been a busy few weeks for Postecogolou and his coaching staff, who are also facing pressure on the training ground as the squad prepares for the Asia tour.
“It’s been an awful lot of pressure, but we’ve made it work,” Postecogs said.
With the Socceros squad having only just started training this week, the Socceroo boss said he was also trying to keep a clean slate.””
So we’ve taken it on board and now we’re just going to go out there and do it.”
With the Socceros squad having only just started training this week, the Socceroo boss said he was also trying to keep a clean slate.
“Obviously, the World Cups are important, but so is the Asia qualifiers and we have to do our job well to prepare for the tournament,” Postecooglou said.”(We) just need to be ready for the qualifiers and then we can prepare for March and get ready for World Cups.”
The Socceros will face Iran in Perth on March 5, Japan on March 7 and South Korea on March 11.
It will be a long road to Australia but Postecoggs is confident the team can overcome the challenges.
“They’ve played very well over the past couple of weeks and that’s the biggest thing, the confidence is really high,” he said.
The coach is confident his squad can get through the qualifiers, despite some setbacks this week.
“If you’re a top team, you want to play against the best, you expect to be up there in the tournament, and we’re doing our job, we’re ready to go,” he told reporters.
“We’re going to be good to go and we’ll do our best to do well.”
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