Aaron Mooy: Australia need a win over Denmark to reach Round of 16

Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy acknowledges that his side need to switch emphasis to attack in the next World Cup game against Denmark on Thursday.

The Huddersfield Town midfielder said the Socceroos have to earn a victory over Denmark if they want to take realistic ambitions of reaching the round of 16.

“We’ve been looking at what we need to do tactically, and we will have to be at our best to get a result. We need a win,” Mooy said in Tuesday press conference, as quoted by SBS The World Game.

“The game plan worked well but now we need to attack a bit more because we need three points. Hopefully we’ll create chances.”

Asked about Christian Eriksen, the marquee player who plays the pivotal part of Denmark squad, Mooy understood that his influence must be curtailed.

“He’s an excellent player who’s had a great season (for Tottenham) and is probably Denmark’s most dangerous player,” he said.

“We’ll have to keep a close eye on him and try and stop the supply going into him (as Peru managed despite their 1-0 loss to the Danes).

“We’ll have to do that all together effectively as a team.”