Centre back Luke Prosser was trying to draw on the positives despite a 6-0 pre-season friendly drubbing against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night.
Southend United crashed to a comprehensive defeat at Roots Hall against the Premier League sides reserve team.
But the former Spurs trainee admitted the Blues are unlikely to face a side as impressive in League Two this season.
“Everyone is very disappointed,” Prosser told the official website.
“Like the gaffer said in the changing room he has never lost 6-0 before and I don’t think I have done so either.
“You need to try and take the positives because I don’t think there are many teams we will play this season who play as good as football as that.
“As much as we are all disappointed with the way we played you have to take your hat off and say the best team won comfortably.
“They are Premier League players and it is a massive difference to League Two.
“We played Real Madrid a couple of weeks ago and I think Spurs would give them a game for sure.”
The defeat brings a curtain down on Southend’s pre-season friendlies as all attention turns towards next weeks League campaign.
Southend travel to Peterborough United in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday before hosting Accrington Stanley in npower League Two next Saturday.
And after playing some impressive footballing sides this summer, Prosser is looking forward to being on some more familiar ground in a week’s time.
“Pre-season as a whole has been good,” said the 24-year-old. “We have played some good teams and some good football but none of them are really a true reflection of what the first game of the season will be like.
“There will be more physicality and long balls which we are probably better against than we are with passing teams.”
The defender also paid homage to Chris Barker who handed him the armband for Friday’s friendly against the side he spent his formative football years at.
“I’m quite vocal on the pitch and one of my aims in my career is to be a captain,” he said.
“I have got to thank Chris Barker as he knew I was at Spurs as a kid and it meant a lot to wear the armband against them.”