Half a job done for Socceroos says ex-Fulham keeper Schwarzer

Mark Schwarzer is well aware that the job is not yet done for the Australian national team.

Mark Schwarzer is well aware that the job is not yet done for the Australian national team.

The veteran goalkeeper and his Socceroos teammates produced a stunning 4-0 victory over Jordan in Melbourne on Tuesday night to put one foot in Brazil for next year’s World Cup.

However, the Australians still need to beat Iraq in Sydney on Tuesday and departing Fulham gloveman Schwarzer knows there is more work to do.

“We’ve had quite a few discussions in the changeroom afterwards. We’ve won the game, we’ve done half the job,” said Schwarzer.

“Nothing else matters unless we win next week.

“If we don’t win next week, then it could all end in tears, and we don’t want that to happen.”

Schwarzer added: “We got goals, and that breeds confidence.

“We did the dirty work as well. We did some hard graft and we played some decent football along the way.

“We scored some good goals and we could have scored more goals.

“It was the performance we desperately needed and it puts us on target for what we’re trying to achieve.”

 
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