World Cup: Graham Arnold LOSES IT with Mat Ryan after Mitch Duke’s goal for the Socceroos

Moment Graham Arnold LOSES IT with Socceroos captain Mat Ryan as he screams at the goalkeeper to celebrate Mitchell Duke’s winning goal against Tunisia: “Go, NOW!”

Mitch Duke scored one of the great Socceroos goals at a World Cup on Saturday and coach Graham Arnold was keen for every player to get around the striker after his sumptuous header in Qatar.

The 31-year-old emulated former Manchester United star Chicharito to flick an outrageous header into the far corner to help the Socceroos to a crucial win against Group D rivals Tunisia at Al-Janoub Stadium.

Saturday’s win means Australia’s destiny is in their own hands, with victory over dark horses Denmark guaranteeing the Socceroos a place in the knockout rounds for the first time since 2006.

Graham Arnold completely lost it with goalkeeper Mat Ryan after Mitch Duke’s goal

The Socceroos coach noted that his captain chose not to celebrate with his teammates

The Socceroos coach noted that his captain chose not to celebrate with his teammates

A furious Arnold asked Ryan to join the team, as the Socceroos ran down the clock

A furious Arnold asked Ryan to join the team, as the Socceroos ran down the clock

And new footage has revealed how Arnold ripped his own captain, Mat Ryan, after Duke’s incredible strike.

When he discovered the Copenhagen stopper had chosen not to join his team-mates celebrating at the other end of the pitch, the 59-year-old furiously berated the former Brighton star.

Arnold points at Ryan and waves him over, says a few harsh words before yelling, ‘Go, NOW!’ and the goalkeeper quickly tackled his teammates.

TalkSPORT reports that Arnold’s primary motivation was not to boost team spirit, rather he wanted his players to wind down the clock and prolong the game’s restart.

The Socceroos' fate is in their own hands and they face Denmark on Wednesday

The Socceroos’ fate is in their own hands and they face Denmark on Wednesday

After the match, an emotional Arnold said he hoped his side had done Australia proud.

“I’m just massively proud of the lads, they showed that fantastic Australian fighting spirit tonight,” he said. “I expect we did the nation very proud.

“The other night we played against the world champions and the boys had the same level of effort.

“When the doubters hate us, bring it on. I said to the lads after the game that it was the best practice game we could have ever had, a lot of those mistakes were ironed out tonight and I couldn’t be prouder of the lads.

“Now we move on, yes we achieved one thing, but that’s nothing, there’s more to do.”

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