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‘Something Not Right’: Socceroos Stalwart Slams Team Performance After Shock Loss To Qatar

Mark Bresciano says the Socceroos need to make huge improvements if they are to be successful in January’s Asian Cup.

Veteran midfielder Mark Bresciano admits something is not right with the Socceroos and drastic improvement is needed before the Asian Cup.

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Australia suffered a shock loss to Qatar in Doha on Wednesday, just four days after a scoreless draw against the United Arab Emirates.

With just one friendly remaining before Australia host the Asian Cup in January, Bresciano admits something needs to change if the Socceroos are to be successful at the tournament.

“Personally I think a big improvement (is needed),” Bresciano said.

“Something’s not right (and) we’ve got to fix it because it (the Asian Cup) is getting close.

“If we’re going to have any chance of winning it, games like tonight we shouldn’t be losing.”

The 34-year-old added that the result was a culmination of Middle-Eastern football’s improvement and the fact that the Socceroos are a team in transition.

“The football in the gulf region has improved dramatically in the last few years,” he said.

“We’re going through this transition with the younger boys coming in and maybe the standard has dropped a bit.

“We know that, we’re working on that and we have to get to the best we can for January.”

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