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Japan vs Australia

Friendly - 2014 - D
Japan vs Australia
at Yanmar Stadium, Nagai, Japan on 2014-11-18T10:00:00
Score: 2-1 (0-0)
Scorers: Tim Cahill (90')
Official Info: N/A
Previous Match: U.A.E. vs Australia
Next Match: Australia vs Kuwait

Even though this is our last match before we host the Asian Cup, Postecoglou is still experimenting to some extent. I think this has gone too far. We need more stability.

The first half was fairly even with Australia playing pretty well. The second half was a struggle as Japan lifted their game and we couldn't really match them. Disappointingly we conceded from set pieces, something identified by Postecoglou at half time. Once again, the only player capable of scoring was Tim Cahill (with a late consolation).

Playing in front of our home crowds should give our team a boost. However we still need to improve a lot. Tournament success is built on a solid defence and we've still got some issues there. We also need to score goals and if Tim Cahill is closed down, injured or has an off day, it's difficult to see how we can win games. I hope I'm wrong.