Pereira's namesake Maximiliano Pereira scored Uruguay's second goal, allowing the South American side to pour forward in search of an injury time equaliser before eventually falling to a 3-2 defeat on the night.
"We did everything to win this game, but could not," Pereira told the assembled media after Tuesday's game.
"From the first minute we went to press up. This team gave everything but we could not win.
"The defeat happened because they got the goals. They scored two goals, we went out to look for the equaliser, but couldn't find it.
"The joy and pride to have represented the national team here has ended."