Moore admits Socceroos were outplayed

Stand-in Socceroos skipper Craig Moore admits the side was outplayed in last night’s Asian Cup qualifying loss to Kuwait.

Stand-in Socceroos skipper Craig Moore admits the side was outplayed in last night’s Asian Cup qualifying loss to Kuwait.

"We had a good opportunity but there's no getting away from the fact that over the course of the 90 minutes, Kuwait deserved their victory, created the better chances, " he said.

"That's something that we need to take on board and need to improve upon because it wasn't through lack of effort. Everybody is trying their hardest and trying to do well and trying to impress. Sometimes, you need to think about it as well."

Moore said that not many Australian players had much of an impact on the contest apart from Melbourne Victory midfielder Tom Pondeljak but also said that the players would pick themselves up and are already looking forward to redeeming themselves.

"I think in the first half especially, the ball speed wasn't quick enough. Tommy Pondeljak was taking up some fantastic positions but unfortunately we weren't getting him on the ball enough. I thought he looked our most lively player," he added.

"We are extremely disappointed with the result because we know we can perform better than what we showed tonight. But sometimes that happens in football, you need to pick yourself up quickly and look to the next challenge.”

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