Milligan vows to get job done in Sydney
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Mark Milligan remains "very, very confident" of progressing past Syria following a hard-earned 1-1 draw in the first leg of their World Cup playoff qualifier on Thursday night.
The excellent Omar Al Soma scored from the spot with five minutes remaining to cancel out Robbie Kruse's opener and breathe life into Syria's hopes.
But with the decisive second leg to be played in front of home fans in Sydney on Tuesday, Milligan has no doubts over his side's ability to get the job done.
"We dug deep in tough conditions," the stand-in skipper told Fox Sports in neutral Malaysia.
"We will go home, get them on a good pitch in front of all of our fans who I know will come out in great numbers on Tuesday night.
"We are very much looking forward to that and to getting a result."
Milligan was on the receiving end of several heavy challenges throughout the match at the Hang Jebat stadium, but the influential Melbourne Victory utility insists he was prepared for a physical battle.
"I copped a bit but we all did," he said.
"We needed to probably hold on to [the lead] regardless of what was thrown at us and things that were out of our control.
"We maybe could have kept possession a bit better but they were very tough conditions. We kept trying to play."
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