England coach Trevor Bayliss says his team left "a few scars" on Australia in the Adelaide Test, suggesting the home side's second innings batting performance will have some players feeling "nervous".
The fighting talk came after England slumped to a crushing 120-run defeat in the second Magellan Ashes Test at Adelaide, leaving the tourists trailing 2-0 and on the verge of losing the five-Test series.
Despite succumbing again, Bayliss was upbeat about his bowlers skittling Australia for 138 in the second innings, leaving England with a chance of chasing down a record 354-run victory target.
"We have got a few scars there with the Australian team," he told the BBC.
"There will be a few who have missed out and a few who will be nervous.
"They've got four good bowlers and we've shown we can compete with them for a period of time. We've just got to do it for longer."
Captain Joe Root was also positive after the game, saying England were "still massively" in the Ashes series.
This is despite England not beating Australia at Perth's WACA Ground since 1978, where the third Test starts next week.
"We've shown throughout the two Tests in periods we can out-perform Australia, but just not over five days," said Root, who scored 67 in the second innings run chase but failed to stay at the crease long enough to give his side a realistic shot at winning.
"If we can perform to our ability for longer periods of time we'll win games. The belief in the dressing room is definitely there."
Bayliss said the team played well in the final days of the Adelaide day-night Test, but they needed to make more than 220 runs in an innings to stand a chance in Perth.
"If we do that well we can put more pressure on Australia than we did in this match," he said.
Australia head into the third Test with allrounder Mitch Marsh recalled to the squad, with the home side conscious of protecting star fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins on what is expected to be a batsman-friendly pitch and with the series still alive and three Tests remaining.
Marsh last played a Test on Australia's tour of India in March and required a full shoulder reconstruction after an injury in the Bangalore Test.
But he is confident he can contribute if selected, with middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb likely to be dropped if Australia opt for the West Australian.
"As an allrounder in the Australian team with our attack I'm obviously not going to be bowling 30 to 40 overs a game," he said.
"But I've worked hard over the last eight months to get my body into a position where I'm now playing again as an allrounder so that's really exciting."
2017-18 International Fixtures
Magellan Ashes Series
Australia Test squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird.
England Test squad: Joe Root (c), James Anderson (vc), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Ben Foakes, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes.
First Test Australia won by 10 wickets. Scorecard
Second Test Australia won by 120 runs (Day-Night). Scorecard
Third Test WACA Ground, December 14-18. Tickets
Fourth Test MCG, December 26-30. Tickets
Fifth Test SCG, January 4-8 (Pink Test). Tickets
Gillette ODI Series v England
First ODI MCG, January 14. Tickets
Second ODI Gabba, January 19. Tickets
Third ODI SCG, January 21. Tickets
Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26. Tickets
Fifth ODI Perth Stadium, January 28. Tickets
Prime Minister's XI
PM's XI v England Manuka Oval, February 2. Tickets
Gillette T20 trans-Tasman Tri-Series
First T20I Australia v NZ, SCG, February 3. Tickets
Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7. Tickets
Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG, February 10. Tickets
Fourth T20I – NZ v England, Wellington, February 14
Fifth T20I – NZ v Australia, Eden Park, February 16
Sixth T20I – NZ v England, Seddon Park, February 18
Final – TBC, Eden Park, February 21