Focus remains the same for hungry Socceroo


CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak says no Socceroos player is guaranteed a spot in the World Cup squad as the search for Holger Osieck's successor continues.

Jedinak is the only regular starter in the EPL in the Socceroos squad but he says even he must prove himself to the new coach, whoever that may be ahead of tomorrow morning's (AEST) friendly with Canada at Fulham's Craven Cottage ground.

"As a player you need to look at it that way," the 29-year-old said.

"You need to be hungry all the time to prove yourself.

"I don't think you should ever be one to rest on your laurels or reputation. You should always try and put your best foot forward and I think that's what's going to be needed particularly against

Canada but also in the lead-up to the World Cup when the change does happen."

Caretaker coach Aurelio Vidmar will lead the Socceroos but he has not said whether he would be keen to take the job full-time.

Former Socceroos mentor Guus Hiddink is the favourite to replace Osieck, while former Chile and Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa, ex-Chelsea manager Robert Di Matteo and Australian coaches Ange Postecoglou and Graham Arnold appear to be also in the frame.

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