Coach Australia said that the team played on equal terms with Chileans

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The national team of Australia on football are equal to play with the team Chile in the match of the confederations Cup, said the head coach of Australians Angelos Postecoglou.

Chileans and Australians on Sunday in Moscow played 1:1 in the third round of the group stage of the confederations Cup. The Australians finished the performance on tournament, scoring two points in three matches, while the Chileans advanced to the semifinals.

«We set ourselves the highest goals, which should have been delivered. I admire the team of Chile, which, I believe, is not inferior to any team in the world that has made a serious leap in development over the past 4 years. And we played with them on equal terms,» said Postecoglou at a press conference.

«We knew that our group would be very difficult, each game took a lot of energy, the boys did their best in the first two matches, but we needed today to show themselves in a match against one of the best teams in the world. We needed the energy, and our guys showed themselves very well in this respect — said the coach. – We didn’t allow Chile to dominate today. We took risks, we pressed them in their half of the field. We needed to impose their style of play. We play always, but not always it turns out».

He noted that his team develops the level of his game. «But the final step will be when our players will play at a higher level in clubs. Compare where to play our players and our opponents. We are near the level of many of our opponents in big tournaments, but I really want the players of Australian team are constantly performed at a higher level,» said Postecoglou.