Look out Asia, Australia are just getting started.
That’s the message from Chris Ikonomidis after Australia kickstarted their Asian Cup defence with a 3-0 win over Palestine in Dubai.
The 23-year-old made the most of being handed a start by coach Graham Arnold, providing assists for Awer Mabil and Aposotolos Giannou in a bright display.
While thrilled to bring his strong A-League form into the international game, Ikonomidis says the team’s response to their opening-game defeat to Jordan is far from all the team can achieve.
“I’m happy with my performance and the team’s win,” Ikonomidis said.
“We’ve got a squad full of talented players. This is Australia.
“This is just the start for us, we’re only just getting warmed up. There’s so much more to give. I think there’s a real buzz in camp and everyone’s excited for the next match.”