Kruse: We want to win Asian Cup

The Socceroos have been in good form on their way to the semi-finals, and defending champions Japan's exit from the tournament means they have a good shot of winning the tournament.

However, Bayer Leverkusen striker Robbie Kruse says the team are trying to focus on the games ahead of them rather than thinking about their chances of lifting the trophy.

He said: "We can be the first team to win major silverware here in Australia, and to do it on our home soil is something special. So it has always been the focus to come here and get the job done – and the job is to win the tournament.

"In saying that, we take each game as it comes. Some people may say we're already in the final but we're not looking at it like that. It's going to be tough."

Kruse underwent knee surgery last year, and feels he is starting to get back to his best form now.

He said: "Maybe not quite there fully but I'm getting pretty close. Obviously the game time is going to help me get better and better and I feel like I'm doing fairly well in the tournament and so are we collectively as a group.

"That is what it's about. We don't focus too much on the individual."