Neill urges Socceroos to move on from Brazil thrashing

Australia captain Lucas Neill has implored the playing group to swiftly move on from the weekend’s debacle against Brazil.

The Socceroos were hammered 6-0 by a rampant Brazilian side in a friendly in Brasilia and Neill knows the squad must work hard in order to avoid anything similar as they continue to prepare for next year’s World Cup.

"We need to express ourselves better, not make early mistakes, to no be afraid, to show more bravery and courage, which was something we didn't do," said Neill.

"It was a bad day, but a lot of it was unforced errors and mistakes that we made to allow Brazil to play such free-flowing, attacking and fast-paced football.

"But we need to move on from this now.

"Of course it was a valuable lesson and we'd rather learn it now than in nine months’ time.

"But we have to look ahead, not let it get us down and make sure the next nine months we do everything we can to work on the mistakes.

"We have time now to look at the video and work on the mistakes on the training ground.

"This is why you play the best teams so they can challenge you and we'll learn from it."

 
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