Daniel Bouman says the Olyroos finishing their China tour undefeated means they will be full of confidence when they enter the qualifying tournament for Tokyo in January.
The Under-23s won the Dazu Cup in China after winning all three of their matches.
They beat Lithuania 1-0, flogged China PR 5-1 and smashed North Korea 4-0.
"Confidence is high," Bouman told FTBL.
"I think it's a dream for all of us to be able to play in the Olympics so we are all so eager to perform well in the tournament coming up. As a team we played really well, I think you can see that by the results we booked.
"Now I'm just hoping I get selected for the AFC tournament in January."
Bouman bagged two goals to finish equal top-scorer of the tournament along with Ramy Najjarine.
"China was great. I loved every minute of it, just like the Qatar camp," he said.
"I played quite a lot, which was really nice, and picked up two goals in three games, which was awesome. With that I picked up my first-ever individual prize - top-goal scorer."
The Olyroos cruised through the matches in China without the four banned players Lachlan Wales, Riley McGree, Brandon Wilson and Nathaniel Atkinson who have been suspended for "unprofessional conduct".
The 21-year-old midfielder said the off-field incident did not affect the team.
"It's obviously not something you want to hear," he admitted. "But none of us really know what happened. So we're just trying to stay out of it."
Australia’s U23s will take on hosts Thailand, Iraq, and Bahrain in Group A at the AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand in January.
The Olyroos must finish in the top three nations at next year’s tournament to qualify for the Olympics.
Bouman is on the books of second-division Dutch club SC Cambuur and has been playing regularly for their reserves this season.
"It's been going alright," he said. "I'm fully part oft he first-team so do everything with the. Training is a high level so that's good."