The coach of the Brazilian team also praised Colombia and Argentina, Brazil’s next rivals in the World Cup Qualifiers
Coach of Brazilian Team, Tite did not skimp on the compliments when asked about Neymar, do Paris Saint Germain, e Philippe Coutinho, do Barcelona, in an interview made by Fifa and released on the official website of the maximum football entity this Tuesday, 2. In the case of shirt 10 from Brazil, the coach tried to highlight the evolution of the ace with the shirt of the French team. “He has matured a lot. Before, when I was at Barcelona, I was a player who played for the ends, scored goals, had speed, dribbled, made individual plays. Now he has expanded the zone where he plays and, in addition to being a scorer, he creates a lot for others. This is what I call a ‘bow and arrow’: he can set up the shots and also finish them. He increased his arsenal, ”said the coach.
As for Coutinho, the coach of “Amarelinha” even mentioned the athlete’s oscillation in recent years, but highlighted the importance of the midfielder during his career in the Brazilian team. “At the best moment of this selection, in the 2018 Qualifiers, Coutinho was what I called an ‘unbalanced external’. Initially, he played on the right, with freedom to create. Then Renato Augusto got hurt. There Coutinho started to play more centrally, in a similar role to the one he used to play in Liverpool. He’s also good there. He has had ups and downs, but he is a great player and is in great shape. ”
Tite also praised the Colombia it’s at Argentina, Brazil’s next rivals in the World Cup qualifiers – the call will take place next Friday, 5. “There will be two very important games. The qualifiers are very balanced. The two games against Colombia in the last round were, technically, the best we played. Both teams like to attack, to create, they cause problems for the opponent. They were very even games. Both games were difficult for us ”, compared Tite. “The classics, with Argentina and Uruguay, have a strong historical element. Argentina has great players. For me, Brazil and Argentina, in addition to being a qualifying game, are another isolated competition ”, said the Brazilian coach.