Scoring goals was identified as Australia's big downfall following their 2018 World Cup campaign, where the side's only two goals came from penalties.

Maclaren, 25, didn't get on the park in Russia and is yet to score in six games for Australia, but is seen by many as a potential goal scoring solution for the Socceroos.

"I'd love to think I can score goals in this environment," said Maclaren, who missed Australia's friendly against Kuwait last month due to a back injury.

"Arnie has given me some great confidence since I worked with him the past couple of months.

"There's still a lot of players that can bring goals for this squad. You've got Lecks (Mathew Leckie) and Krusey (Robbie Kruse) who've been around a long time. They're still chipping in with goals.

"For me, it's about being confident, not going into games stressed or frustrated. Go in with confidence, be patient and opportunities will come."

Maclaren returns to Suncorp Stadium for Saturday's friendly against Korea, where he scored plenty of goals for ex-club Brisbane Roar.

He admitted netting his maiden international goal in familiar surroundings would be a dream.

"I've been dreaming about scoring my first Socceroos goal for a while now," he said.

"Hopefully it does come soon. It's about working hard, pressing the boss, getting the head down and staying confident."