- Bert van Marwijk arrives in Australia after being appointed Socceroos coach
- Accustomed to Socceroos after main Saudi Arabia in Russia 2018 qualifying
- Van Marwijk says focus is ‘surviving the primary spherical’
New Australia coach Bert van Marwijk says the Socceroos are adequate to progress into the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
Talking in Sydney on Thursday following his appointment as Australia coach final week, Van Marwijk made it clear he’ll implement his personal model on the workforce.
The 65-year-old, who would be the third Dutchman to educate Australia at a World Cup, is accustomed to his new aspect having coached Saudi Arabia towards the Socceroos twice throughout Russia 2018 qualifiers.
A Van Marwijk-led Netherlands aspect suffered a 2-1 house defeat towards Australia in 2008, two years previous to the coach famously main his nation to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Last.
“They will play soccer, they attempt to play soccer, they’re robust,” Van Marwick mentioned of his new workforce. “Possibly we do not have the perfect gamers however we may be the perfect workforce.
“I do know lots of the gamers, we performed towards you two instances up to now 12 months and we [did] lots of evaluation of the gamers, however I’ve to study them higher.”
When requested about his taking part in model in comparison with former nationwide workforce coach Ange Postecoglou, Van Marwijk mentioned: “I’ve respect for the previous coach, [but] I do it my means.”
The Asian champions will open their Russia 2018 marketing campaign towards group heavyweights France, earlier than additional outings towards Denmark and Peru.
“If I didn’t believe in that [qualifying for the last 16] then I might not be right here, however I’ll say it is not going to be simple,” Van Marwijk added.
“I am going to the World Cup with the one one factor that counts and that’s to outlive the primary spherical. No-one has to inform me that it’s tough as a result of our opponents are good international locations.”
Van Marwijk’s five-month tenure will start in earnest in March with worldwide matches towards Norway and Colombia.
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