Brazil played as individuals against Mexico but players will learn from defeat, insists Menezes

Brazil boss Mano Menezes believes that Sunday night's 2-0 friendly defeat by Mexico will prove a beneficial experience for the more inexperienced members of his squad.

The Selecao succumbed to first-half strikes from Giovani dos Santos and Javier Hernandez at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"We were too rushed in our play," Menezes told reporters after the game. "We offered up 10 counterattacks alone in the first half because we played as individuals.

"The Mexicans are more experienced. We had only two games before this [against Denmark and USA] and Mexico took advantage of that.

"We missed some chances and we could not recover, but we talked about this: it is a learning experience.

"We need to run the ball faster, but having faced this challenge, it will help us grow."

Brazil now move on to New Jersey, where they will face great rivals Argentina at the MetLife Stadium on June 9.

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