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We will make it difficult for China: Australia striker Tim Cahill

1.62K   //    19 Jan 2015, 23:47 IST
Tim Cahill of Australia fights for the ball with Kim Jin Hyeon of South Korea during their first round Asian Cup match 

Sydney, Jan 19: China will feel they are like playing in "quicksand" when they take on Australia in Thursday's AFC Asian Cup quarter-final, striker Tim Cahill said Monday.

Australia were beaten 0-1 by South Korea Saturday, but Cahill believes his team will be fighting against an in-form China, who won all their three group matches, reports Xinhua.

"For me, the main focus will be driving forward and making them feel like they're in quicksand," Cahill told Fairfax Media.

In the game against South Korea, Cahill was rested at the start, but came on as a substitute to partner fellow striker Tomi Juric towards the end of the game.

It was the first time the two played together for the national team and together with impact players like Mathew Leckie and Robbie Kruse, the attackers pose a major threat to China.

"If Krusey scores, I score, Tomi scores, it would have been genius," he said reflecting on the game against South Korea.

"It's unfortunate not to get the result but ... we did really penetrate them and moved the ball well on occasions, but if we don't score then obviously it's going to look worse than it is."

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