Mark Schwarzer said that the three points were the only positive he could take from Australia’s come-from-behind win over Thailand in their first World Cup qualifier earlier today.
The Fulham goalkeeper was beaten by a terrific Thai counter-attack that was finished by Teerasil Dangda in the 15th minute to quieten the Brisbane crowd. Josh Kennedy equalised in the 58th minute from close range after the Thailand goalkeeper couldn’t hold Matt McKay’s drive. The Australians were indebted to a late goal from substitute Alex Brosque, his first for Australia, when he lashed home McKay’s left-wing cross with two minutes remaining.
Schwarzer was fairly downcast after the game:
It felt like a loss. We were all over the place. We just didn’t have any real good shape.
We were chasing things rather than playing with our head. The positive is we got three points and that’s it.