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

The Selecao coach named an experimental and youthful lineup for the game in Texas and was not surprised that their naivety was exposed
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 Mexicans are more experienced. We had only two games before this [against Denmark and USA] and Mexico took advantage of that," Menezes told reporters after the game.

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 said. "We offered up 10 counterattacks alone in the first half because we played as individuals."

He added,"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 moves on to New Jersey, where it will face great rival Argentina at the MetLife Stadium on June 9.