Australia coach Graham Arnold talks to midfielder Riley McGree after their 1-0 win over Tunisia. AP
Doha: Coach Graham Arnold stated “the previous Aussie means” helped his facet beat Tunisia 1-0 on Saturday to maintain their World Cup alive however warned his gamers that they had achieved nothing but.
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A Mitch Duke header within the first half mixed with some dogged defending within the second revived the Socceroos’ hopes of reaching the final 16 for under a second time.
They face Denmark of their final group sport in Qatar with their destiny in their very own arms.
“Our struggle, our grit, our willpower — the previous Aussie means was crucial tonight and really, very pleased with the boys,” stated Arnold, whose facet had been thumped 4-1 by holders France of their opener.
The Group D conflict with Tunisia was beamed on primetime tv again dwelling and Arnold stated he expects there shall be “a couple of hangovers within the morning”.
“The followers again at dwelling — it’s a second they’ll keep in mind for the remainder of their lives,” stated Arnold, 59.
“I stated to the boys earlier than the sport: let’s put a smile on the nation’s face.”
The followers could also be feeling it within the morning, however Arnold has ordered his gamers to remain targeted.
“That one sport is finished. I don’t need any emotion from the gamers, I don’t need them up all night time taking a look at social media and all that stuff,” he stated.
“I’ve simply stated to them, little doubt that the nation is extraordinarily proud.
“However we’ve performed nothing. We’ve achieved one thing we will speak about after the match however we’re right here to go so far as we will go.
“I don’t need any celebrations. Simply get pleasure from this couple of minutes with the followers after which get your self within the dressing room, get better and prepare for the subsequent one.”
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