McKay: Our depth will count in Asian Cup

McKay, 31, has played in all six previous Asian games and will be representing Australia in the 2015 event which kicks-off today (Friday) in Melbourne.

In a chat with the Asian Cup site, the midfielder says that Australia's strength in depth will play a huge role in their expected success in the tournament.

"I think we have got a lot of depth, I think that is important. We have got a team I believe now will have a lot of attacking threat. We are a mobile team as well and I think that is one of our strengths; we have got no weaknesses at the moment," McKay tells the Asian Cup site.

"There is that added pressure being at home, but I think our team thrives at home and we have had a great record in the last few years in Australia. We don't play enough games here and it is great to have this tournament here. I think people realise how big a tournament this is and we can make it even more special for Australia is we really push on.

"The whole team is just excited to get out there. We have been in camp now for 10 days, and that preparation phase has been done and we want to play games. 

"We know they will come thick and fast and we are going to have to be ready for everything that is thrown at us," he adds.