Juan Carlos Osorio (Getty Images)
Despite failing to build on their eye-catching wins over Germany and South Korea, Mexico secured their passage to the knockout rounds as Group F runners-up after holders Germany were beaten 2-0 by the Koreans.
Osorio's team came unstuck against their Scandinavian rivals' more direct approach in Yekaterinburg.
"I respect Sweden's style of play, but I don't agree with it," he said. "My sin was to be a purist, it's taught me a lot of lessons.
"We need to find a middle way to stop opponents in the air but still play our own style. Sweden are very strong in the air and very good at defending so we have learnt a lot today.
"But I insist, we are through (to the knockout stages) because we have beaten Germany and South Korea."