Davidson: Respect is fine but Roos need results

Having won back respect at the World Cup, Jason Davidson has declared it’s time for the Socceroos to start turning their exciting potential into results.

The Socceroos have assembled in camp in Liege ahead of friendly matches against Belgium and Saudi Arabia over the next week.

It’s the first games Ange Postecoglou’s squad have played since the World Cup and Davidson is eager to start tasting success after encouraging losses against Chile, Netherlands and Spain in Brazil.

“Football’s governed by results," Davidson told footballaustralia.com.au.

"People remember at the end of the day what you did with results and points.

“It was a step in the right direction at the World Cup but now we have two games coming up and we have an opportunity to change that and start getting some results our way now.

“It’s very important we start working towards the Asian Cup with these games. We can’t take them lightly we have to work hard and try and get a result.

“It’s starts with Belgium and I’m sure the boys will be eager to come into camp and work hard and on Thursday to get a result.”

The Socceroos will face a tough task against Belgium, who made the quarter-finals at the World Cup and possess some of the brightest young talent in World football.

While EPL stars Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku are missing through injury, Marc Wilmots’ squad still has names like Vincent Kompany, Kevin Mirallas, Adnan Januzaj and Nacer Chadli.

But Davidson says the experience gained from the Socceroos’ young squad in Brazil will ensure they won’t be daunted by the size of the task in front of them.

“The boss is trying to implement into us that we need to have confidence,” the 23-year-old left-back said.

“That started before the World Cup and as we went a long we started to realise that we can have confidence in ourselves and play our own game and not to be too wary of the other teams and just make sure we take it to them.

“I think it’s the same in this camp, to have a go at Belgium and try and get a result. We’ll try new things and try new players but first and foremost we’re here to have a go at them.”