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Jamie Maclaren and Trent Sainsbury have praise coach Graham Arnold ahead of their next 2019 AFC Asian Cup match.

Australia and Uzbekistan will play each other tomorrow in the Round of 16 of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

And for players Jamie Maclaren and Trent Sainsbury, is all thanks to coach Graham Arnold.

“The mental side is big,” said striker Maclaren to France 24.

“When you have a manager like Arnie (Arnold) who was a striker himself and he knows what it’s like to score goals, he’s been giving us so much confidence.”

“Even in training, the encouragement does help and it does add to that confidence that you’ve got,” he added.

“It’s just a friendly face to chat with. It’s a nice little getaway I think,” Sainsbury said.

“He’s a football fan but at the same time he’s just a person to talk to about other things outside of football which is really nice.”