Coach Tite stated that, even with the victory over Switzerland, the team felt the absence of striker Neymar (because of an injury to his right ankle). However, the coach highlighted the fact that the team has other options to continue triumphing in the competition, as this Monday (28) at Stadium 974, for Group G of the Qatar Cup.
“Of course, Neymar has different attributes. He, in a magical moment, dribbles and clears. He has that quality”, declared the commander of the national team at a press conference. “Then [a seleção] he does feel the absence of Neymar. The power of the team feels. However, we have athletes who can handle the job”.
According to Tite, the options that exist to replace important absences, such as that of Neymar, are the result of the work carried out in the last four years in the Canarinho team: “There is a range of options because there is a four-year construction process. What won today was the process, it was the time of four years of using athletes so that they can develop, have the naturalness, even when they are young, taking advantage of it in their clubs and giving them opportunities”.
Another subject addressed in the interview was the option to choose defender Éder Militão as the right-back starter. The player from Real Madrid (Spain) won the dispute with Daniel Alves for the place of Danilo, who missed Brazil due to injury. “You have two players with different characteristics. one of imposition [Militão], I say he has a turbo, he manages to get ahead with a very strong marking consistency. The other is an articulator, an excellent builder, which is Dani”, he said. “That was the idea, to have a player to contain the players on the side [da Suíça]🇧🇷