Australia defender Aziz Behich said Wednesday that the team was "confident and upbeat" ahead of Thursday's Group C match against Denmark despite losing to France 2-1 in their first game at the World Cup.
"We're confident going into tomorrow... I think we've come a long way from when [head coach] Bert first took over... We've showed it in the last game and we want to improve on that... The boys are really confident and upbeat about tomorrow," Behich said.
The 27 year-old added that the team had analyzed their first match and were ready for a new challenge.
"From the last game, obviously, we didn't get the end result, which was disappointing. So, look, we analyzed the game, and we've been working hard the last month or so preparing for that game... I think we showed a lot of good signs... We're back to the drawing board and back on the pitch training well again this week and yes, we're ready for tomorrow," Behich said.
Australia currently sit third in Group C behind Denmark, who beat Peru 1-0 in their opening World Cup match.