The Jets' Young Socceroos quartet face a do-or-die clash with Turkey in the FIFA U20 World Cup on Saturday morning.
The Newcastle Jets- Young Socceroos quartet-s hopes of progressing to the knockout stage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup will be on the line when they take on host nation Turkey on Saturday morning.
Australia currently sit at the bottom of Group C, but can still qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament with a win over Turkey.
Jets defender Connor Chapman said the Young Socceroos were under no illusions as to how difficult a test they are facing.
“Coming up against Turkey, it-s going to be a big one, especially with them having the home advantage,” he said.
“Our aim is to get through the group stage and hopefully we can do that.”
Midfielder Josh Brillante echoed Chapman-s sentiments, saying it was important the Young Socceroos remained confident heading into the clash with Turkey, despite losing their previous match to El Salvador.
“It was disappointing to come away with a loss, but I think we played some good football,” Brillante said.
“We-ve just got to stay positive, keep our heads up and look forward to our next game against Turkey.
“Everyone knows what we-ve got to do, we-ve got to win the next game.
“I think we-ve been playing some good football and we were a bit unlucky against El Salvador.
“We made a couple of mistakes and they punished us for them, so I think if we can reduce the amount of mistakes we make, we can score some goals.”
Jets striker Adam Taggart said the camaraderie within the Young Socceroos squad would hold them in good stead for their final group game.
“We-re a really close team and we-ve been together for a long time now,” he said.
“I think sticking to our own philosophy and trying to play the way the coaching staff wants us to play is the big key and that-s what-s going to get us through.”
The Young Socceroos face Turkey at 4am on Saturday morning Australian time. The match will be broadcast live on SBS 2.