Sport Coach Grumpy re-emerges in Russia

17:06  19 june  2017
17:06  19 june  2017 Source:   MSN

'Go hard': Roos critics no issue for Ange

  'Go hard': Roos critics no issue for Ange Ange Postecoglou didn't achieve all his objectives against Brazil but he's at least confident the Socceroos are in good physical nick for the Confederations Cup when they fly out on Wednesday.A Philippe Coutinho-inspired Brazil outclassed Australia at the MCG on Tuesday night, in the national team's heaviest defeat since the 2013 6-0 thrashing by France that triggered Holger Osieck's sacking.While Bailey Wright's defensive howler allowed Tite's world No.1 maestros to open the scoring within 12 seconds, Australia dug in for the remainder of the first half.

The Socceroos coach was equally unimpressed by the suggestion that he would be facing a weakened and youthful German side. "Let's dispel one myth "It's a great opening game for us. We' re playing against the world champions. A team that wants to win the World Cup next year," Postecoglou said.

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Postecoglou's gruffness was on full display on Sunday in Sochi when fulfilling media obligations before Australia's Confederations Cup opener with Germany on Monday night (Tuesday morning AEST).

A question about whether the Russian tournament and upcoming World Cup qualification would define his legacy clearly irked the 51-year-old.

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Postecoglou rapidly unloaded in response.

"You must know me very well. How many times have you met me before?" he snapped.

"Maybe that's just my demeanour. There's your answer."

The Socceroos coach was equally unimpressed by the suggestion that he would be facing a weakened and youthful German side.

"Let's dispel one myth," he began.

"When the teams walk out tomorrow, I reckon we'll be younger.

"Do the maths. From our starting 11 and their starting 11.

"I could be wrong but I don't reckon I will be."

The Socceroos coach could at least get excited about the challenge posed by the Germans, who boast a fearsome tournament record.

In 32 tournaments - World Cups, European Championships and Confederations Cups - Germany have failed to get out their group just five times, and just once this century.

"It's a great opening game for us. We're playing against the world champions. A team that wants to win the World Cup next year," Postecoglou said.

"We want to continue to evolve as a team and we want to do well here.

"We're not going to hide. We're going to measure ourselves against the best teams."

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