Harry Kewell checks in with Aaron Mooy ahead of Tunisia challenge

Celtic coach Harry Kewell was a VIP visitor at the Socceroos training camp in Qatar following Australia’s World Cup defeat the current World Champions France.

Kewell had a little chat with Celtic midfielder Aaron Mooy who was outstanding against the world class French side, with the two no doubt marvelling about the standard of some of those French players in the 4-1 defeat.

Harry Kewell at the Sydney Super Cup match against Syndey FC last week

The Socceroos though were not disgraced and Kewell may have been making the point that from here on in in the group stages Australia are going to be able to complete against Tunisia on Saturday and Denmark next Wednesday.

After the 4-1 defeat to France, Aaron Mooy outlined his thoughts on the game, as reported by Nine.com.au. “We started the game well, and then sort of went into our shells a little bit. They’re a good team – they’re world champions for a reason,” the Celtic star said.

“We just tried to be compact through the middle, which I think we did alright, but then they went around the sides and delivered – three of the goals were crosses. They were quality deliveries into the box, and the movement? World class.

“They find a way, they have the end product, they’re smart players – stuff like this, you can see it watching. They wait for the right moments and punish you.”

Australia’s midfielder #13 Aaron Mooy (2nd L) controls the ball followed by France’s forward #07 Antoine Griezmann (2nd R) during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between France and Australia at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah, south of Doha on November 22, 2022.(Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Mooy is now looking for the Socceroos to be more ambitious in their approach against relatively more modest opposition in the next two matches. “We did really well at the start and sort of woke them up – then we sat off a bit too much. But still, I think, we tried to do what the game plan was.

“We’ll be going at it for sure, because we have to win to stay in the competition – I don’t know exactly (what will change) but I’m sure we’ll find out in the next day or so.”

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