Sky's the limit says Socceroos skipper

30 January 2015 06:39:05 EST

Captain Mile Jedinak says the Socceroos are fired up to lift the Asian Cup on home soil and provide a tremendous springboard for the sport in Australia.

Ange Postecoglou's side face South Korea in the final in Sydney looking to go one better than their 2011 performance when they lost in the decider to Japan.

The Socceroos, who are 1/1 outright, lost 1-0 to the Koreans in their final game in Group A, leaving them in no doubt that they will need a fully-committed display to gain revenge.

Jedinak, who missed that Brisbane clash through injury, said: "You know that it's a final and there's silverware at stake. The pressure goes up, I think everything's going to go up another notch with them and us.

"It's going to have to be from the start, and for the full 90 minutes. You give those guys an opportunity, they're too good of a team and have too many good individuals to let them off the hook."

Jedinak says the Asian Cup has been a perfect tournament, and Australia now have the chance to round it off by winning their first piece of major silverware.

He added: "The sky's the limit with football in this country, and hopefully we can see that going off in the coming years ... as a result of this."

The Socceroos will give right back Ivan Franjic every chance to prove his fitness for the final, after he picked up an injury in the 2-0 semi-final win against the UAE.

Postecoglou, who has not specified the nature of the Torpedo Moscow defender's injury, would choose between Trent Sainsbury and Mark Milligan as his replacement if he is ruled out.

Australia are 1/1 to beat South Korea, who are 1/1 with the draw 1/1.

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