Full-back Aziz Behich praised the Aussie fans who turned out in force for their World Cup opener against France on Saturday.
Over 10,000 Socceroo fans attended the Kazan Arena for the Group C clash, and despite the 2-1 defeat, Behich was blown away by the tremendous support his side received.
“It was unreal. Walking out onto the pitch and then the national anthem just gave me Goosebumps,” Berhich told FFA TV.
“I’ve got to thank them (the fans) a lot, they didn’t leave us alone out there and gave us that extra energy throughout the whole game.
“Credit to them and hopefully that’ll continue in the next two games.”
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Australia produced a gutsy display against one of the tournament favourites but were ultimately left empty handed after France’s deflected winner, which has since gone down as a Berhich own goal.
It means the Socceroos will probably need to beat Demark in Samara on Thursday (20:00 AEST) to progress to the knockout stages.
The Danes got off to a winning start against Peru at the Mordovia Arena on Saturday.
Even so, Behich believes they are beatable and thinks his side can take plenty of positives from the France game.
“I thought the performance we put in was different class against a tough opponent and I thought we deserved more.”
“Now we’ll all analyse the game we just played against France, what we did well and what we can improve on.
“Then we’ll turn our full focus to Denmark, how we can break them down, create chances and win the game.”