Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez has admitted his side were left hurting by the heavy loss to Brazil.
Uruguay were hoping to edge Brazil in the CONMEBOL world cup qualifying table, only to lose 4-1 and drop seven points behind.
Tabarez’ men scored the first goal, before Brazil ran riot with a Paulinho hattrick and a Neymar lob.
“It hurts, although we are professionals we have passion for this and when we do not get what we want, it hurts,” Tabarez said post-match after being without suspended duo Luis Suarez and Fernando Muslera.
“Sometimes these hard knocks give us a clearer picture of where we are.
“You never know what you’re going to find in a football game. [The result] was not one of the possibilities I considered to be more likely.
“There is nothing to say, Brazil defended very well and were very forceful.”
Uruguay are back in action on Tuesday, travelling to Peru.