NEW Zealand Chris Milicich expects a tight finish in the OFC U20 play-offs despite the Kiwi's hammering Papua New Guinea at 5-0 Churchill Park during the opening round.
According to Milicich they had been handed a strange draw playing four straight matches before being on a bye in the final round.
He said the team would be back in New Zealand when the final round would be played on March 29 in Ba.
Milicich said their English League and A League players were needed by their respective clubs urgently after this tournament.
"Our biggest difficulty is bringing our players from offshore more often," Milicich said.
"It is going to be tight at the end. We have a strange draw as we have the bye in the last round.
"But that's the nature of the draw and you can't worry about."
"We have got off to a good start in the competition. It is always important to get the three points."
"But we will need to work around the attacking area as we were not as clinical as we should have been."
"This is brand new cycle for us and in this group there are only two players who were in the last group of U20s."
"Many of our experienced players are playing in good set ups. New Zealand Football is trying to get players gain more experience offshore so they can become better footballers.
"We want to create future All Whites."
The Junior All Whites looked impressive in their first match.
The winner of the OFC U20 play-offs will qualify for the 2013 FIFA World U20 Cup in Turkey from June 21 to July 13.