Kruse: loss a learning curve for Confeds Cup

After Brazil eased past Ange Postecoglou’s men 4-0 in a friendly on Tuesday night, Caltex Socceroo striker Robbie Kruse said the loss was a good learning curve ahead of the Confederations Cup.

Kruse spoke to Fox Sports after the game.

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“We tried to be brave and play out from the back, which we did a lot.

“We were good in patches. We played pretty well considering they are the number one team in the world.

“But we’ll learn from this for the Confederations Cup.”

Two set-piece goals conceded

“It’s disappointing we lost 4-0. And two set pieces, which we shouldn’t concede [from].

“But we’ll take the positives and negatives and build on this. 

"The coaching staff will analyse the game thoroughly and hopefully we'll do better in the first game of the Confederations Cup [against Germany] where it becomes about winning games and getting through the group stage."

On the early Brazil goal

“It’s disappointing they score inside the first 30 seconds.

“It obviously sets the tone but we recovered well from that and the first half was really good.”

Brazil players celebrate a goal in their win over the Caltex Socceroos.