Great Britain boss Stuart Pearce believes any side which beats Brazil is likely to claim gold at the Olympic Games.
Pearce saw his men succumb to a 2-0 defeat by the South Americans at Middlesbrough's
But he always expected a tough encounter and is confident there is more to come from GB before it launches its campaign against
However, he admits the Brazilians have set the standards for a competition in which the British men's team has not played since 1960.
Pearce said: "They are an outstanding side and favourites for the tournament, and you can see why.
"We understand the magnitude of the task in the Olympics. Whoever is going to beat them will probably have a gold medal, I would think.
"But we will draw the positives out of the game. We need to make sure we come to the boil next Thursday and beyond, and unless we play
But Pearce's men, who have only been together for two weeks, were well beaten by
Pearce said: "It was a real learning curve for us this evening. We thought it would be a tough game, it was. It didn't help that we gave two cheapish goals away, but we have to learn by it, prepare and get ready for Thursday."
Butland's performance after the break, which included fine late saves from Neymar and substitute
He said: "He's an outstanding goalkeeper. He will be a great talent. I took
"I look forward to the pair of them challenging each other for years to come.
"All he needs is the experience. His attitude and confidence, he is way above his years."
Menezes was happy with his side's display, but was not concerned about the message it might have sent to
He said: "We are not worried about sending a message beforehand. Our main concern was to bring a rhythm to the last few players who joined us, especially the European-based players who have just come back from holidays.
"In the first 20 minutes, we were not able to do that, but then we kept focus and we started to improve.
"After we start playing the tournament, we will gain confidence and then we will try to send a message to the other teams as to what we want to do, which is to play well.
"It's too early yet to talk about the contenders for medals. We have to show potential and we can say that some teams probably are more up to it at the moment than others."
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