I said exactly the same in conversation last night.
All those athletic kids running around the country playing soccer and we cannot find one single player who is up to Kewell/Viduka standard. Our best striker is probably the captain playing out of midfield. I don't know how we even got into this tournament. Not up to the standard required. We would struggle to beat the Gallapagos Islands.
Argentina scrapes into the last 16. Might be the surprise package when the pressure games start happening.
I can't agree with much of that PP.
Viduka, Josh Kennedy or Aloisi were our last 'true' strikers. Kewell was more a winger and even Cahill only developed out of being an attacking midfielder as we had no one else.
If you watched any of the qualification it was amazing to see us actually make it, Lostecoglou had us playing a terrible style which had us constantly exposed at the back.
Credit to Van Marwijik that he got us playing a decent style although somewhat cautious
The side that played these 3 games were head and shoulders above what qualified, we held our own basically. We simply lack a true marksman at the front.
Even last night we probably created at least 8 chances and converted zero, they had 2 and credit to them they made them count.
One thing I must say, we look far better when we go at sides with pace and take on the defence, this Euro style slow build up / possession play doesn't suit our ability