Mile Jedinak's Australia side drew 0-0 with Macedonia in Skojpe last night to register their second successive draw of this international break.
The Palace midfielder, who scored a free-kick in the Socceroos' 2-2 draw with Germany last week, once again captained the Asian Cup champions in their fixture but was unable to help his men find the goal that was needed to clinch victory.
Jedinak played 72 minutes and was booked before being substituted in what was his 58th cap for his country, but had to defend his teammates after it was suggested post-match that they'd taken their opponents lightly after gaining a draw against the world champions.
He responded: “You still saw a committed performance from the lads. It was nothing to do with getting yourself up; you’re playing for your national team. There’s none of that.
“I didn’t see that out there. I think just we lacked a little bit of concentration at times. But that’s what sort of night it was, which was a little unfortunate because we would have liked to get the result... but it wasn’t meant to be.”
The Palace defender, who played all 90 minutes of the Reggae Boyz's 2-1 win against Venezuela on Saturday in what was his 20th appearance for his country,