Tite was talking to the media today before the match against Belgium. Two great teams will play against each other in the quarterfinal and unfortunately one of them will need to go home at this stage of the tournament. Brazil and Belgium are one of the big favorites to win the whole thing.
When asked about Belgium, he said:
” The creative force that Belgium possesses is very strong, with huge quality. We will play a wonderful match because we are two teams that play attacking football, with some different characteristic. Belgium have great individuals, a great coach and they have done a great tournament so far. ”
The Brazilian coach was also asked about Neymar’s critics in the past days but he avoided to answer directly to that question.
” I’m only happy that he always does his best. Not only with the ball, but also in the defensive actions, in the transitions, in the recoveries of the ball and in covering spaces. You only have to watch the games to know that he is playing a great tournament. ”
” I think that every player in the team knows what we need to do. We will play without any euphoria and without the fear of losing. He have to play with calmness and try to have good collective performance, that’s the most important thing. One of the things that I like the most is that I haven’t heard from anyone to say that Brazil played with low rhythm in the games. That’s because we have had a strong mentality since the beginning of the World Cup.
Marcelo, Douglas Costa and Danilo are all back in training and will be ready for the game against Belgium. Brazil will be playing their quarterfinal with their best team.