Caltex Socceroos' home record a huge boost: Degenek

Australia’s formidable home record and attacking strength has defender Milos Degenek confident the Caltex Socceroos will beat Thailand convincingly in Tuesday night’s massive FIFA World Cup qualifier in Melbourne.

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“It gives me a lot of confidence because I believe in the whole squad, I believe in all the players and not just the strikers to score goals,” Degenek, who plays his club football in Japan, told reporters on Saturday.

“I’m quite confident going into the game, I believe we’ll do the job and hopefully it works out all well for us after the game and after the Japan-Saudi game as well.

“We’re still confident, we’re still capable of winning and we’re still positive,” the Yokohama F.Marinos defender added.

“It’s not 100% in our hands obviously but if we win on Tuesday with a good game and score a few goals then we’ll feel a bit more confident."

The Caltex Socceroos will be chasing a big win against Thailand to help them qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup.


Illness kept midfielder Aaron Mooy out of the defeat to Japan but Degenek hopes the in-form Huddersfield Town star will be right to play in Melbourne.

“He seems to be alright, he looks fine,” Degenek said of Mooy.

“He’s been laughing and chatting with us. He’s healthy I think.

“I haven’t spoken to him too much about that but I can see he feels and looks a lot better.”