There’ll be no lack of motivation for the barnstorming Socceroos when they face Korea Republic in their final Group A game on Saturday with players fighting for spots in the quarter-final side.
Australia has qualified for the quarter finals along with Korea but top spot in the group remains up for grabs.
Not to mention the chance to impress the boss ahead of the last eight of the Cup as Australia's momentum gathers pace following two big wins in the group stage.
“I think it’s Ange; he keeps his cards close and everyone’s fighting for spots and no place is guaranteed,” defender Jason Davidson told reporters in Brisbane on Wednesday.
“And there is always a healthy fight in the group and whoever plays against Korea will want to perform as they want to play in the quarter final match.”
And despite two thumping wins in the group so far, 4-1 over Kuwait and 4-0 against Oman, Davidson joked about the Postecoglou poker face.
“I don’t think he’s ever happy and I’ve never seen him with a smile,” the West Brom man said.
“But he wants to ensure that the senior boys in the squad do a great job as it is only the start of the tournament and that we need to be peaking at the right time of the tournament.
“We need to concentrate on our own game and get a clean sheet and with the momentum keep scoring goals and remain structured at the back and don’t give too much away in defence.”
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