Australia's reviews of their World Cup qualifying performance in Japan are in, and they're convinced that lack of pace was a factor in their loss.
The Socceroos had plenty of the ball and advanced into Japanese territory often enough to do better than the 2-0 scoreline last Thursday.
But they were unable to break down the stoic Samurai Blue in Saitama, where they were out-shot and out-scored, denting their qualifying hopes.
Mat Leckie, who played as right wing-back, said the number one takeaway from the review meetings was to quicken up their play.
"The ultimate topic we spoke about was that the ball movement was too slow," he said on Sunday.
"With Japan playing very defensive, we let them get back into their formation and sorted in their own half very easily.
"We were just disappointed just because ... there was evidence we could've caused Japan lots of problems.
"If we moved the ball quicker and went forward faster we could have definitely found gaps."
It's a mistake Leckie says they'll atone for against Thailand at AAMI Park on Tuesday.
"I think we'll have more possession [against Thailand] and hopefully that gives the opportunity to the wing-backs to get forward," he said.
"If we can get on top of Thailand push them back into their own half, it'll definitely give us the opportunity to get high.
"We need goals and towards the end of the game we might have to take some risks as well."
Leckie said the setback in Japan hadn't hit the side's confidence -- or that of coach Ange Postecoglou.
"He's always telling us how much he believes in us and he wouldn't get us to play like this if he didn't believe we can do it," he said.
"We're all on the same page."