Matildas coach Ante Milicic says he won't be changing his World Cup plans or preparation despite a 3-0 thrashing by the Netherlands on Sunday.
And Sam Kerr says the Matildas won't be dwelling on the humbling as they refocus their sights on next Sunday's World Cup opener.
Australia was second-best in Eindhoven early on Sunday (AEST), where the Dutch scored three terrific goals - a brace from Shanice van der Sanden and another from Vivianne Miedema.
The Matildas have now conceded eight goals in two friendly losses ahead of their World Cup opener with Italy.
"It was a wake up call and we have a lot of work to do," Kerr said. "But we'd rather have our bad games now than in a week's time.
"It was a good test (and) we'll be be ready for it in game one."
Yet, if coach Ante Milicic was looking for excuses, he had a few.
Crucial midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight was out with a calf issue, and in her place Milicic gave minutes to attack-minded players Chloe Logarzo and Tameka Yallop rather than reinforcing his midfield.
Fullback Steph Catley, who struggled, was playing just her second match in three months after injuries.
Other Matildas may still have been carrying weary legs from their intensive 10-day training campaign in Turkey, which wrapped up just prior to the Dutch rout.
Kerr said her side would be better for the run.
"I just think in critical moments the situation got the better of us. I don't think we got outplayed completely," Kerr said. "It was a really big learning curve for us.
"That's what the crowds are going to be like in France and I think we let it get the better of us but I'm really proud of the girls, we kept fighting to the end."
Clare Polkinghorne agreed, saying "it wasn't a 3-0 game".
"We did play a lot of good football and created a fair few chances, especially early in the first half, and if we score early then it's a different game. We just have to learn and move forward," Polkinghorne said.
The Matildas will now mix it up, offering squad players the chance to impress with a second behind-closed-doors friendly with the Dutch on Monday.
Others will be given leave for a few days, clearing their heads before the tournament begins, while others will receive treatment.
Milicic said the result didn't shake his faith.
"I'm not, because of one bad result, going to now adjust our training program or our loads. Everything is to the process, everything's been planned," he said.
"A lot of people from the outside only see the matchday (result) ... I'm still very, very confident in our way of playing."