Awer Mabil believes Syria should be afraid of a confident Socceroos side when they meet in the Asian Cup.
Australia and Syria go head to head on Tuesday. Mabil feels the Socceroos have got their mojo back after beating Palestine 3-0.
The Qaisoun Eagles are struggling after a 0-0 draw with Palestine and a 2-0 loss to Jordan which saw their coach Bernd Stange sacked.
"We're not worried about them," the winger told reporters.
"If they sacked their coach, they sacked their coach. We are focusing on us. I'm afraid for them, because we want to make statements.
"We want to build on from this game and that's what we're going to prepare now – we're going to recover and make sure we're 100 per cent against Syria."
According to Mabil, Socceroos fans should be excited about this new-look national team.
With himself and Jamie Maclaren getting on the scoresheet against Palestine, and Chris Ikonomidis shining, the former Adelaide United forward believes the future is bright.
"With Arnie [coach Graham Arnold] now coming in, he's making a lot of statements," Mabil said.
"He's not afraid to give youngsters a chance and you can see [the results]. Chris had a really, really good game and also Jamie [Maclaren] scored, I scored. I'm really excited for Australian football and I think the fans should be excited.
"If they're not excited ... then, well, I don't know where they're coming from."