Jedinak will put himself on the spot
SOCCEROOS captain Mile Jedinak will volunteer to take a penalty if a shootout is needed to separate Australia and Honduras tonight.
A 0-0 scoreline after extra time, the same as the first leg in in San Pedro Sula on Saturday, will send the World Cup play-off into the lottery of a penalty competition.
While the 33-year-old Jedinak said he hadn’t been thinking of the prospect of taking a spot kick, he would not back down if needed.
“If I’m on the pitch at the time I’ll put my hand up, (but) I don’t know how it works,” he said. “Sometimes you might be told to take them.”
Jedinak (pictured) is Australia’s first-choice penalty taker, scoring twice from the spot against Thailand in a 2-2 draw last November and in the 1-1 draw with Japan.
He has been struggling with a groin problem and the first leg was his first 90-minute appearance in five months.