PIM Verbeek says the scoreboard will be the least of his concerns when the Socceroos meet Ghana in Friday night's friendly at Sydney Football Stadium.
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The clash with the African powerhouse precedes a gruelling schedule of four World Cup qualifiers in the month of June, including two meetings with Iraq and clashes against Qatar and China.
Verbeek insists his side will treat the Ghanaians with due respect but admits his main objective is to prepare for the long road ahead.
"I'm not at all worried about the result," Verbeek said. "Of course we like to win, we are going to play to win the game because that's why you play and that's why you train.
"For me it's more to see the players - some of the players - they have to show themselves in a very tough game because we all know Ghana is may be one of the best teams in Africa.
"It's an interesting game, ok we'd like to win but if we don't win it depends how we lose the game."
Verbeek promised an entertaining contest and said the match would provide players with the opportunity to show the Australian public they can compete against world-class opponents.
But while the astute Dutchman has viewed footage of Ghana's recent African Nations Cup campaign he plans to devote the bulk of his time fine tuning his own charges.
"I'm not so much focusing on them, we'll play our own system, we'll play our own way," he said.
"It's football, we have to adapt (to Ghana's style) if necessary, if not necessary we'll play our own game."
"But we know the qualities of Ghana, physical, strong, very skilful and they play with a lot of confidence."
Harry Kewell will lead the Socceroos in front of his home crowd at the SFS - kickoff is scheduled for 8pm AEST.To see Harry larking around at training today...To see the rest of the Roos in training today...