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Postecoglou Takes all Blame upon himself

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Australia was one of the few national teams of the 2014 World Cup that was not able to collect a single victory from the group stages but taking into consideration that the Australian squad had to go against: Spain, Chile and Netherlands, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that they struggled so much.
The Australian team is currently being guided and managed by the Greek coach Ange Postecoglou and even though his squad continues struggling to collect triumphs, Postecoglou has taken full responsibility of the recent defeats and underwhelming performances from his team.
The United Arab Emirates received Australia on October 10 at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium with both national squads having to settle with a goal-less draw as they played on a friendly match.
Four days later and Australia locked horns with Qatar on another friendly match and a solo goal from Khalfan Ibrahim secured the triumph for the team in Qatar.
Despite not being able to collect positive results in recent matches, Ange Postecoglou said that he isn’t worried about these latest games as he is preparing the Australian squad for the upcoming 2015 Asian Cup and needs time in order to properly construct the squad.
“From my perspective, we’re trying to build a side here and whenever you want to do that you’ve got to go through a process. You can go through that process trying to dodge criticism but I don’t think that’ll get you where you want to go. You just go through the process and take what you get along with way’’ Australia’s coach Ange Postecoglou told the media.
Iran, Japan and Uzbekistan will be the national squads that Australia is going to face in the 2015 Asian Cup as the draw has already been made and the team of Postecoglou was pitted in Pot 1.