Coach Bert van Marwijk will be a minimum of seven and maximum of eleven international matches in the lead over Australia.
Mark van Bommel
For that last number to pick up should the Socceroos qualify for the last four of the world cup hosts, and that is not very realistic. It would be a remarkable performance as Australia in a group with France, Denmark and Peru the knock-out stages.
Van Bommel believes in such a stunt. “If we do not believe, then we would not have started. Then we can better to stay at home,” says the 79-fold Orange-international Hotel Nydalen, where the Socceroos with their money.
Van Bommel has this week under the guidance of Van Marwijk and together with the other assistants, Ante Milicic, Roel Coumans and Jürgen Dirkx on the training ground important first steps. “Of course we have with Saudi Arabia twice against Australia to be played, so we already had an image, and we also have a lot of matches on tv of the players looked, but it is still different when you real with players on the field. Now we get an even better picture.”
In the spelershotel is Van Bommel regularly drunk by Australian internationals who are curious about his career, which put him alongside FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan-bound. “If I have a chat in the lobby, I asked for my period in Germany or my experiences at the world cup, but that kind of talk should be especially very casual,” said Van Bommel, who is positively surprised by what the first few days he has seen.
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