"What we couldn't do in the other (matches), we were able to do it today", Gareca said.
So a timely slick move at training that shows the 38-year-old has still got the golden touch certainly won't hurt his cause.
The usually motor-mouthed Cahill refused to speak to reporters post match.
"We had total control of the Denmark game and that's what makes it hard to take in".
"If you play like that and you create chances, then you have to score; that was our problem".
"They have good quality up front, we've got to focus on ourselves, play the football we showed in the first game and against Denmark".
Van Marwijk's exit, after a five-month contract following Ange Postecoglou's resignation, leaves with no regrets as Graham Arnold will become Socceroos coach with January's Asian Cup in his sights.
"I loved to work with Australians and the players".
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Both players are viewed as big-time scorers, while George is also known for his ability on the defensive end of the court. If the two were to sign with the Lakers, L.A. would immediately become a serious contender in the Western Conference.
The Dutch boss was reluctant to succinctly classify Australia's overall campaign in Russian Federation.
A victory for La Albiceleste over Nigeria in Saint Petersburg will give them a good chance of reaching the round of 16, but progress will also be dependent on the result from Iceland's clash with Croatia in Rostov-on-Don.
"Not a success but also not a failure", he said.
Peru had deserved more in its first two games, when it failed to capitalize on numerous scoring chances, including a missed penalty by Christian Cueva against Denmark.
But van Marwijk took some solace from squeezing the best from his unheralded players.
The Super Eagles beat La Albiceleste 4-2 in a friendly in November, and they will be confident of at least earning a point, which would put them in an excellent position to make it out the group for the second World Cup running. "This team has really improved from the day I started working with them, and we became better and better and only at the World Cup you could see that for this team, it's hard to make the difference in goals at this level".
"I think we played better than the opponent with a good mentality until the last second".
"I liked the period I have worked with these guys".