Former Socceroo hero John Aloisi disagrees that Australia are suffering from a lack of goalscorers, and believes the national team has plenty of striking options for the Asian Cup.
Aloisi bagged 27 goals in his 55 caps for Australia and it was his famous penalty that broke the Socceroos' World Cup qualification drought in 2005.
Now coach of Brisbane Roar, Aloisi believes national team boss Graham Arnold is well stocked with forwards.
"I wouldn’t say we’ve had troubles in recent times … we score goals,” he said. “Arnie’s got a lot to choose from.
"He’s got (Chris) Ikonomidis in Perth that’s scoring goals. He’s still got (Mathew) Leckie who can play as a striker. Now he’s got Boyle that can score goals.
“We can’t take it for granted. It’s the national team."
While many striking roles in the A-League are taken up by foreigners, this season several Australians have found the back of the net.
Brisbane's Adam Taggart has scored five goals in five games, while Perth Glory's Chris Ikonomidis has bagged four and Craig Goodwin has three.
Taggart has not played for the Socceroos since the 2014 World Cup and Aloisi believes his striker needs to do more to break back into the national set-up.
"A good three or four games doesn’t mean that you deserve to get into the national team," he said.
"Do I believe that Taggs will get back into the national team? Yes. Do I believe he’s going to make it for the Asian Cup? I don’t know.
"But in the future, in a year or whatever, I know that he will be playing regular football for the national team.
"He doesn’t need to worry about that. He has got a lot left in him. He has to take it game by game - and he does. He needs to work every day in training - and he does, he works on his game."