Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos has stressed the importance of beating Australia in their 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B match in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Thursday.

The African champions were defeated 2-0 by Chile in their first Group B match on Sunday, while Australia lost 3-2 to Germany on Monday. Belgian tactician Broos is now eyeing a win over Australia.

“I hope we start the game better than we did against Chile,” Broos told the media at a press conference according to BBC.

“The first 20 minutes were almost disastrous and if we didn’t have a bit of luck on our side, we could have been 3-0 down.

“I hope against Australia that from the first second of the game we will seek to dominate,” he said.

“I’ve seen a few games of Australia and there is a lot of enthusiasm in the team, a fighting spirit, so it’s a very difficult team to play against.

“But again we’ll need to be on our highest level if we are to beat them, and we have to beat them to keep up our chances to go further than the first round. It’s a different style than three days ago when we played Chile,” he added.

“If we don’t have a victory against Australia it’s finished for us. We know what to do but it’ll be a tough game.”

Kick-off between Cameroon and Australia is at 17h00. The match will take place at the Stadion Krestovskyi.

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