Wednesday, March 22, 2023

`We’re socceroos’ golden technology,` says Australia coach Graham Arnold

Australia coach Graham Arnold hailed his Socceroos because the “new golden technology” after they beat Denmark of their final Group D match on the Al Janoub Staduim right here to storm into the Spherical of 16, however in the identical breath additionally warned them about their social media obsession. 

Leckie’s solo present

Mathew Leckie (sixtieth minute) scored off a superb solo effort as he twisted Denmark’s centre-back Andreas Christensen a method after which the opposite earlier than unleashing a shot previous skilled custodian Kasper Schmeichel’s outstretched palms and into the far submit for a well-known win.

Graham Arnold

“I’m simply so proud and pleased, and that’s what World Cups are for. I actually consider that the Socceroos are the crew that unites the nation. You don’t see it when the cricket World Cup is on, or Federation Sq. [popular public place in Melbourne] like it’s, and pubs like they’re even when it’s the Rugby Union, Rugby League or the rest. However a soccer World Cup unites the nation. And I’m so proud that we’ve been capable of put smiles on individuals’s faces. That is the primary time ever an Australian crew has received two video games in a row at a World Cup. We’ve been listening to concerning the golden technology of 2006, however they received 4 factors and we’ve received six. So possibly we’re speaking a couple of new golden technology,” stated the excited coach. 

Of their earlier matches, Australia misplaced to world champions France 1-4 earlier than beating Tunisia 1-0. They meet Lionel Messi’s Argentina within the pre-quarterfinals on Saturday, December 3. However earlier than that, Graham desires his boys to get off their telephones.

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Coach in opposition to social media

“They’re celebrating, they’re very emotional and I hate saying this, however they’re on social media until 4 or 5 within the morning, studying all these feedback and pats on the again, and all that stuff. I’ve been within the recreation lengthy sufficient to know that a very powerful factor is restoration, sleep and ensuring you do the whole lot to get your self prepared for the following recreation,” stated Graham nearly sounding like a killjoy however not with out good cause. “I do know that gamers love the good things, however hate the dangerous stuff on social media and I do know what it could actually do to gamers mentally. If they’re studying detrimental stuff, they don’t sleep properly. So, I all the time say to the boys, ‘have amusing earlier than you fall asleep, take heed to music that you simply like and make your self pleased earlier than you fall asleep as a result of that’s a very powerful factor’.” Let’s hope the Australian gamers are alerted by their coach’s well timed notification! 

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