The Selecao coach praised the performance of goalkeeper Rafael after his debut in the convincing 4-1 victory, but expects a tougher clash against Mexico in their next friendlyBrazilian coach Mano Menezes highlighted the development of his side after goals from Neymar, Thiago Silva, Marcelo and Alexandre Pato saw his side cruise to a deserved 4-1 win in their opening game of a three-match tour in the United States.
Hercules Gomez got on the scoresheet for the Americans, who rallied late but were unable to add to their tally due to a fine performance from debutant 'keeper Rafael, who made one stunning double-save from Gomez and Terrence Boyd.
"A debut is always something that brings a lot of nerves. He [Rafael] gave positive responses, just like he has been doing at Santos, and that is why he is in the Brazilian national team," he said.
Menezes also stated that he expects a stiff test from Mexico in Brazil's next game on June 3.
"We are going to have a very tough game," he noted. "Mexico are a mature and well-crafted side.
"We are not at that stage yet. We risk a slip-up, we know that may happen and we will have to be ready."
Brazil end their tour of friendlies in the US with a mouthwatering clash against rivals Argentina on June 9.