The selector of Brazil, Tite, asked this Wednesday “patience” with the evolution of Vinicius Jr. in the Canarinha and affirmed that he works to recover the best version of Philippe Coutinho, who returned to a convocation after a long period of absence.
With Vinicius “You have to have patience and understanding” so that over time “it can assert itself within the national team itself”, as it is doing now in the Real Madrid, he pointed Tite on the eve of the match against Colombia of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022.
In this sense, he indicated that he, as a coach, can “create a receptive environment” for the attacker, with the aim that “he can have that development” that he is already beginning to show in his club.
“Vini spent a great time adapting in Madrid”
“He went through a fairly long time of adaptation at Real Madrid. We have to have that awareness in the national team about the preparation of the players,” he stressed.
Despite its good start to the season, Vinicius was only cited by Tite for the matches before Colombia and Argentina after what Liverpoool striker was injured Roberto Firmino.
The Brazilian coach also spoke at the press conference about Coutinho, who has received criticism from the Spanish press for his alleged “lazy” attitude at FC Barcelona.
“Today’s Coutinho is not the best Coutinho”
“Today’s Coutinho is not the best Coutinho, but he is a great Coutinho, with a projection of a high-level player,” he said, and assured that he will try to “help” him to rescue that footballer who was seen in him. Liverpool English.
“This process is also up to us,” he said.
“Talent is not disputed. He has that talent, what we have to do is resume that process so that he can once again be the great player that he is,” he added.
Brazil is leader and undefeated in the South American qualifiers, with 31 points in 11 games, and can guarantee its mathematical qualification for Qatar 2022 if it defeats Colombia and Uruguay does not win to Argentina on Friday.