I agree it was a great game.
He only saw the second half... and it sounded like he wanted them to win and even understood the importance of the game. He expected more, and like many, was disappointed when they didn't pull it off after going ahead 2-0. We all wanted them to win, but they didn't. A hater would not have watched in the first place. He was a potential new fan.
This is why consistency is so important in our National Team play, you never know when our new casual fans are going to join in, at the peak of the rollercoaster in first half, or as in this case after they dropped back down again in the second half.