Brazil taught us a lesson, admits Australia coach Osieck
Australia coach Holger Osieck said his team received a harsh lesson from Brazil on Saturday.
The Seleção ran out comfortable 6-0 winners at Brasilia’s Mané Garrincha Stadium, after goals from Neymar, Ramires, Alexandre Pato, Luiz Gustavo, and two from Jô.
"We have come to Brazil to get an idea how football on this level is, and now we know and now it's up to us to analyse and to work on all the elements we have to improve on," Osieck said following the defeat, as reported on Goal.com.
"When you don't play the ball accurate from defence and you give away [possession] easily and the other team, like Brazil, they press and that is what we have to work on and to learn to play the ball under high pressure."
The result equals the Socceroos’ worst ever result against Brazil, following their 6-0 Confederations Cup drubbing in 1997 when Romario and Ronaldo grabbed hat-tricks.
"We haven't played a team like Brazil for a long time," Osieck added.
"Brazil brings a different quality to the game, they started with a lot of pace, we were pushed back and when we could win the ball we gave it away too easily.
"We played very inaccurate balls up front and that is how we conceded the goals [in the] first half, we lost the balls in the attacking third and against a team like Brazil you get punished for it.
"I must say the quality of the Brazilian team and of the individual players is fantastic."