Kruse: We could've scored seven or eight goals
Kruse netted Australia’s second goal, his first since his return from a serious knee injury, as the hosts booked their place in the quarter-finals.
The Socceroos created a wealth of opportunities throughout the lopsided contest, with Kruse thrilled by the display.
“We could’ve scored seven or eight in that game,” Kruse told Fox Sports after the game.
“We created so many chances. That’s the best I can remember the national team playing for so long.
“They barely had the ball, we pressed them until the end of the game and, like I said, we created so many chances.
“We can’t be much more happy now we’ve sealed our passage through and we look towards Korea.”
Great win tonight by the boys. Time for a quick recovery and off to Brisbane tomorrow we go.… http://t.co/IYjsaGfmOj
— Ivan Franjic (@Franjic5) January 13, 2015
Matt McKay and Mark Milligan came into the side after not starting the opener against Kuwait and scored goals, while Tomi Juric netted off the bench.
Their goals meant the Socceroos have now scored eight goals in the Asian Cup via eight different sources and Kruse was delighted with the side’s sudden depth.
“We’ve got such great depth and that’ll be tested against Korea,” Kruse said.
“You saw tonight every sub that came on had an impact. Tomi Juric was outstanding tonight and Bresc.”
Australia plays South Korea, who also sealed their passage into the quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over Kuwait on Tuesday, in Brisbane on Saturday night.