Osieck revels in Australia upset
The Socceroos, who were thumped 4-0 by the same side at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, trailed at the interval to Mario Gomez's 26th-minute strike.
A change in strategy at the break saw the AFC Asian Cup runners-up start the second-half well, though, before a David Carney goal and a Luke Wilkshire penalty secured a famous away victory.
"I'm really proud of the boys, they did a great job," German Osieck told Fox Sports. "The only thing I said after the game was, 'thank you, from the bottom of my heart!'"
Osieck explained how he wanted his side to keep the ball more in the second half and was pleased with the results.
"[In the first half] we played to our structure pretty well and our set-up was good, but when we were in possession we gave the ball away too easily," he said. "So I asked the players to keep possession and not to give it away easily. I think that worked pretty well."
Osieck also praised the attitude of his squad at half-time, adding that it was easy to motivate them.
"They were really upbeat. That is what I wanted to see. I'm really happy about our performance, especially the second half. The boys did very well and it's a reason to be proud."