Caltex Socceroos skipper: ‘Job not done yet’
Caltex Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak has warned that despite the 0-0 draw in San Pedro Sula, World Cup qualification isn’t assured.
Australia is in a strong position heading in to the second leg of their inter-continental World Cup playoff after an impressive display in a 0-0 draw with Honduras on Saturday (AEDT).
“The job’s not done yet,” the skipper told Fox Sports after the game.
“We must get these boys ready for what is a tough trip [back to Australia] but I’ve no doubt we’ll be right to go.
“We must take [the result] as a positive,” he added.
“On any given day we win the game. We had a few chances, but we take a lot of heart from it."
And Jedinak didn’t use the poor pitch as an excuse, saying the Australians had regularly had to play on such parks in hot conditions over their mammoth qualification campaign around Asia.
“We haven’t shied away from it [the tough conditions]. Tonight I’m very proud of the boys as we focus on recovery and getting back to Australia and our home crowd.
“It always was going to be a difficult game in difficult conditions.
“I can’t express how proud I am tonight. What a relief it was to get back in time for this game.
“It means the world to me.”
Australia arrive back in Sydney on Sunday, a full day before Honduras touch down on Aussie soil.