Australian national team coach Holger Osieck was trying to stay as upbeat as he could following his side's disappointing 3-0 loss to Egypt overnight. The Socceroos were outclassed by the African champions in Cairo and although the German tactician admitted it was a huge letdown, said he would evaluate the performance while maintaining a positive outlook.
"When you have a negative experience you cannot be too happy," said Osieck.
"But we cannot lose our heads and we must analyse.
"Basically we did not find our game, the way we wanted to play and some players, probably the travel, the short notice, the last players arrived 24 hours before the game.
"It is normal there is a lack of freshness and it should not be an excuse but circumstances were not ideal."