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Jurman: “Postecoglou the right man for Australia”

Australian defender Matt Jurman is certain that there is no better coach for his country’s national team than Ange Postecoglou as he has been criticized for his methods and the tactical set-up.

His side’s performances haven’t been that good recently as Australia have to fight for the World Cup spot in the playoffs against Honduras – but Socceroos were able to prevent Honduras from scoring away from home and they allowed their opponent to shot on goal just once through the whole match. They have a do-or-die match ahead of them as they have to beat Honduras at home but Jurman found a moment to step behind his coach.

The Australian defender spoke about his coach as he said, according to Goal“The squad has complete trust in Ange. There’s always going to be critics of tactics or team selection. Ange has a big belief in changing the way the Socceroos style is looked at and to try to make the team able to go toe-to-toe with the best in the world. Everyone has bought into that and I think it is important to buy into his philosophy.”

He also spoke about being given a chance to be part of the national team: “To be able to represent my country at senior level was a dream and had been a goal of mine ever since I started playing football. I didn’t expect a month ago I would be playing in the two biggest games of the qualification but I enjoyed every minute and tried my best to help the team when I was needed.”

Jurman claimed that his transfer to South Korea helped him a lot as he claimed: “I think it (a move to Korea) has helped me a lot. The K-League is a very tough league to play in week in, week out. Playing in a back three in Suwon has helped me learn a different system.”