Angry Yokohama F. Marinos coach Harry Kewell vowed his side would bounce back from Saturday's thumping defeat in the AFC Champions League final and use the experience "as fuel" for the future.

The Japanese side held a 2-1 lead after the first leg against Al Ain, but lost the second leg 5-1 in the United Arab Emirates and had goalkeeper William Popp sent off just before halftime.

Kewell succeeded fellow Australian Kevin Muscat as Yokohama coach in late December, and he said his team would learn from the 6-3 aggregate defeat in the final of Asia's premier club competition.