The Nagoya Grampus striker, who is pushing for selection for Australia for the World Cup qualifier in Saitama next month, suggests that Socceroos boss Holger Osieck will need to keep a close eye on the Manchester United and CSKA Moscow stars if the visitors are any chance of a win.
“If those two are allowed to get in their stride they can damage any team,” he told SBS. “If you can keep them quiet then it’s a big bonus.”
He added: “Looking at our situation, we need three really good performances in a row to make sure we qualify and that’s well within the capability of the squad.
“It’s a game that we can certainly win but also a game where a point would not be a bad outcome either.”