Socceroos lose to Brazil 2017, reaction: Mark Bosnich, Robbie Slater, John Aloisi react

WHILE no one ever expected Australia to match Brazil for technical ability, a trio of Socceroos legends are dismayed that one of the hallmarks of Australian football is seriously lacking in today’s game.

Fox Sports pundits Mark Bosnich, Robbie Slater and Brisbane Roar boss John Aloisi agreed – after watching the Socceroos get dismantled 4-0 at the MCG – that the loss of physical prowess in the modern Australian vintage is hard to cop and hurting the side’s international competitiveness.

The MCG match, before Australia faces Germany, Chile and Cameroon was a brutal reality check, also prompting Bosnich to question the continued rhetoric from the side’s players and staff that they can take on the world’s best.

Bosnich said: “(The game unravelling) coincides with this: you’re playing a team two-three classes above you. When they want to play like that they’re going to create chances.

“Without Mitch Langerak, it could have been seven or eight (to nil).

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