London, Aug 18(ANI): Tim Nielsen, the coach of Australian cricket team, has said the team must have some fun and embrace the intense build-up to the fifth and final Test match of the Ashes series, starting on Thursday.
"I think the most important thing from our perspective is we don't run away from the fact it is a big game," The Daily Telegraph quoted Nielsen, as saying.
"This is fun, this is why you play the highest level of sport for. When there's big occasions, there's big crowds and there is a perception around that it means a lot. Every Test match means a lot, but you get to special days and special moments like these, we're looking to embrace it and really have some fun in it," he added.
The stakes could not be higher now with the series locked at 1-1 and Nielsen says his Ashes holders should relish the opportunity that presents
Nielsen further said that nobody can determine the level of intensity that would be there at the stadium, when players would finally come out to play in the decider, and said that what important is to handle the situation.
"Our challenge this week is to make sure while we don't make it bigger than it is, we enjoy that. You don't get too many opportunities to play in a big game like this too often," (ANI)