Uruguay defender Diego Lugano has revealed he is concerned about the team after their dismal 4-1 loss to Bolivia in World Cup qualifying.
In a match that saw little defence from Uruguay in the absence of Lugano, Bolivia's Carlos Saucedo helped himself to a hat-trick within the first hour.
Oscar Tabarez's charges find themselves in fifth place out of nine in their group and the 31-year-old centre-back says they are going through a difficult spell.
"What do you want me to say?" Lugano told reporters. "Results are not given. It's a rough patch."
Upon reflecting on the match, he said: "We created goal situations, but another amazing thing is that every time our opponents come forward, it was practically a goal."
Uruguay will travel to Poland next for an international friendly on November 14, with Lugano a chance to start as he hopes his team turn around their rough run.
"I want to believe this is just a stage," Lugano said. "One where, incredibly, everything went wrong."