Socceroos adapting to new style

The wait is almost over and the Socceroos are hungry to get on the pitch and put on a positive performance against Costa Rica.

The wait is almost over and the Socceroos are hungry to get on the pitch and put on a positive performance against Costa Rica.

“Obviously with the change of trainer and all this it-s been a little bit disruptive,” said striker Robbie Kruse.

“We-ve been in a camp a week before the game will be on, so, it-s been good to get used to everyone and get to know the new boss and the way he wants us to play.

“Obviously it-s always a proud moment when you represent your country and I-m sure the players will want to go out there and put on a good performance and try and impress the fans after a couple of disappointing games.”

New coach Ange Postecoglou trialled several formations at today-s training session, his charges offering some insight into the Socceroos likely approach on Tuesday and beyond.

“We spoke earlier on in the week, as a group and I think the main message is we sort of want to get back to really playing to our strengths as much as anything,” said Mark Milligan.

“In the past we-ve been very well known for always going into matches with other teams knowing that they-re not going to get a rest.

“We-ve been known for working extremely hard and always putting teams under pressure and I think on top that now, with Ange coming in, we know he likes to play a passing based game I guess.

“You sort of couple that with us working extremely hard and hopefully playing some attractive football, hopefully we can really put some teams under pressure.”

The Socceroos squad attended last night-s Hyundai A-League match at Parramatta Stadium, where the forward motion of Australian football was well exhibited by the Western Sydney Wanderers faithful.

The positive mood around the game will hopefully continue on Tuesday, with a Socceroos win very much the marker of success for the home team.

“We want to win, obviously it-s a friendly but even the boss said he doesn-t like losing and I-m sure none of the players do,” said Kruse.

“After the last few games it-s been pretty difficult so we want to get that winning feeling again.”

Upcoming Match Details

Socceroos vs Costa Rica Tuesday 19 November 2013 Allianz Stadium, Sydney

Kick Off 7.30pm Gates Open 6.00pm

Ticket Prices

Category A - $85 all tickets Category B - $55 Adult, $30 Concession/Child, $140 Family Category C- $30 Adult, $15 Concession/Child, $75 Family Terrace Australis - $30 Adult, $15 Concession