"It was hard work, always is," Juric said later.
"It was a little disappointing to concede early because it put us on the back
"We did well to get back slowly into the game but it took a while, though, to
get control of the match.
"I think we played with a lot of intent in the second half and showed some
"From there I think we could have won the game. It was a game where they hypervenom
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but we did well defensively in the second half and Maty Ryan pulled magista
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not get the second goal.
"We were not at our best. Imagine what would have been if we played
Ange Postecoglou has dabbled with 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 in a bid to find the right
formula with which to tackle the remaining qualifying campaign.
Juric seems to be picked in whichever formation Postecoglou choses and he
said both systems would work well if everybody did his job.
"It depends," he said when asked if he had a preference for either
"If we play well with two up front it works well for us and if we play well
in midfield with one up front it would be good too.
"In the first half we were not playing our part in midfield. We could have
found the pockets a bit better and that would have given us more opportunities
"In the second half we improved and if we started like that in the first half
and we found our stride early it would have been a different X 16+
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"Our job as strikers was to keep the Japan back four as deep as possible in
order to give our midfielders some space.
"They were really compact and gave us no space so it was difficult for us to
break them down."
Juric said he was surprised by Japan's reluctance to go forward more often,
as is their custom.
They were content to absorb Australia's pressure and did it remarkably well,
limiting the home team to two ace 16+
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getting an early goal they tried to bide themselves some time," Juric said.
"These last two drawn games were a learning experience for us. Even when we
win games we learn things. We went behind early again but we'll learn from this
and move forward."
Postecoglou shared his sentiments about Japan's tactics.
"It was a different performance," the couch said.
"The sat a lot deeper than we expected. I guess they must have looked at it
and thought after going a goal up it would have been a great result for
"It was not the typical game against Japan where it is us under pressure and
them asking questions. But they were very good at it and very disciplined and
worked hard defensively.