Ryan Giggs Proud to Captain Team GB
Obviously I’m very proud,” Giggs told the BBC. “It was a good game to be involved in, obviously against Brazil
“It’s always special when you play against Brazil. But to captain and be involved was great.”
A Sandro header and a Neymar penalty in the first half bought Brazil a 2-0 win and cost Team GB a first defeat in what was their first official game under manager Stuart Pearce.
In just under a week to go before Pearce’s squad kick-off their Olympic 2012 campaign against Senegal, Giggs believes the team will be ready in time and can only get better from here on in.
“It was great preparation for us,” the midfielder said.
“We knew it was going to be tough. They’re probably ahead of us fitness wise.
“You can’t really kill them running every day like what we normally do in a pre-season. But equally you need to get some sort of a base fitness, so it’s been tricky balancing the two but this game will have brought us on again and we’ve got another six days or so to get ready for Senegal.
“We’ve only been together nearly two weeks. We’re definitely getting better and we’ll improve as the tournament goes on so it was a good benchmark for us today.”
Team GB were outclassed for most of the game against Brazil but the Manchester United ace feels that the younger players in the squad would have learnt much from the experience and have the quality to impact on the tournament starting against Senegal next week.