"The first half was some of the greatest football I've ever seen from the Socceroos, and I've been around for a long time," he said.
"We just got to believe in ourselves," said midfielder Tim Cahill, who entered in the second half for his first appearance in three matches since injuring his hamstring in the first half against Chivas USA on March 30. "We found our feet today. We found three points. This is the beginning of our season."