Ange eyeing changes for Cameroon clash

Ange Postecoglou has hinted at changes to the Caltex Socceroos side for their second game at the Confederations Cup.

And the Socceroos boss is confident the squad’s depth will hold them in good stead in Friday’s (AEST) must-win clash with Cameroon.

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“With the games so close together, it doesn't make sense to just keep going with the same 11," Postecoglou told reporters ahead of the Caltex Socceroos' clash with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg tomorrow.

“We'll make a couple of changes and I’m confident in the changes.

“We've got enough players ready to step up.”


Cameroon appear to be Australia's most equally-matched opponent in the group stage, ranked 32nd in the world.  

But the Aussie boss doesn't see it that way.

“I don't see any game as more winnable,” Postecoglou said.

"If you start thinking in those terms you might miss an opportunity along the way.

“We’re aware of what they can bring.

“They showed against a very good Chile side they can be dangerous, particularly in transition.

“They’re here for a reason.

Cameroon have qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 after winning the African Cup of Nations.

“I don't think [the Cameroon match] is going to be any easier than the first one or the third one,’ he said.


Postecoglou also praised his players for buying into his re-jinked formation, which he has now employed five times.

“[The players are] loyal participants,” Postecoglou said.

“They’re trying to execute and play the type of game we want.

“The changes we make to the formation, they’re willing to embrace and understand why we’re doing it.

The Caltex Socceroos celebrate Tom Rogic's goal in the first half against Germany.

“I’m absolutely over the moon that there’s debate.

“That's exactly what I want.

“If we’re going to find our identity it’s going to be through vigorous debate.

“That's happening.

“That's a massive positive for our game.”