Australia was leading 3-0 against Ecuador in the first half. I thought I was dreaming. Their passing and control was world class. But early into the second half it became apparent that the first half was just a cruel dream wrapped inside a nightmare perhaps in preparation for the Group of Death in Brazil.
Aussie goalie Mitchell Langerak got a red card for karate kicking an Ecuador player. It was quite a kick. Thought I was watching an Under 12 taekwondo championship.
Australia went onto to lose 4 – 3 final whistle. Not all was hell, Tim Cahill became Australia’s all-time top goalscorer and I won a silly 20 dollar bet on Australia losing. I like betting against who I want to win. It’s as though I win whatever the outcome.
Aussie coach Postecoglou clearly has some work to do before Brazil. The 1st half should be played on continuous loop in the training room.