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AUSTRALIA COACH: WE ARE GROWING AS A TEAM

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Asian football superpower Australia have been on a remarkable run of form in their World Cup qualifying fixtures with a hundred percent record in the first round of qualification after taking maximum points in the seven games they have played.

Most recently with a huge 7-0 win over Tajikistan and another emphatic 5-1 win over Jordan last month.

The Socceroos under the tutelage of current Head coach, fifty year old former Melbourne victory gaffer Ange postecoglou and inspiring on field leadership from skipper Mile Jedinak have moved several places higher in the current FIFA rankings.

Beyond all these stellar performances the Socceroos have not been getting the kind of accolades they deserve for their brilliant showings. Their outspoken head coach rightfully pointed out after a 5-1 demolition of Jordan.

“We talk ourselves down so I doubt other people will be pumping us up. As I said all along, we‘re growing as a team and 12 months ago everyone was saying who is going to score apart from Timmy Cahill. Well Timmy is still scoring yet we‘re getting multiple goal scorers from all over the place,” Postecoglou said.

Even the veteran caretaker Jordan manager, Harry Redknapp, could not agree less with his as he admitted to Australia’s superiority after the game.

“It was difficult as I expected it to be,” Harry Redknapp quipped.

He alluded to the difference in class between the two sides by adding: “There was a good gulf in class in all honesty tonight and it showed.”

He team did not just qualify for the next round but they did it emphatically. The team has been able to hit the back of the net 29 times in seven games with 12 goals coming in their last two home games and demonstrating an overall commitment to attacking football.