Brazil not depend on celebrity Neymar to win video games, supervisor Tite stated Sunday, with an Olympic gold medal-winning era trying to step up on the World Cup.
Neymar underlined his significance to Tite’s facet by netting the 72nd and 73rd targets of his Brazil profession in a 5-1 pleasant thrashing of South Korea in Seoul final week.
That took him inside placing distance of the legendary Pele’s document of 77 targets for the five-time World Cup winners.
Tite performed down Brazil’s dependence on Neymar as his group ready to face Japan in a pleasant in Tokyo on Monday, saying a brand new era of gamers are able to share the load.
“I’ve been in control of the nationwide group for a very long time, and in that point I’ve made plenty of errors and in addition made some good selections,” he stated.
“We’ve a brand new era coming by means of and one good factor I’ve completed is to check out a whole lot of gamers. Now we aren’t so depending on one attacking participant.”
Brazil received gold on the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics final yr, beating Spain 2-1 within the ultimate after additional time.
Olympians like Richarlison and Bruno Guimaraes have damaged into Tite’s senior squad, and assistant coach Cesar Sampaio stated it was a “completely satisfied downside” to have.
“The gamers with expertise and the gamers who received the Olympic gold right here in Japan at the moment are coming collectively,” stated the previous midfielder.
“We’ve gamers with a whole lot of pace and creativity, particularly in assault.”
Brazil might be trying to spherical off their two-game journey to Asia with a win towards Japan at Tokyo’s Olympic stadium on Monday.
Japan, who might be enjoying on the venue for the primary time because it was rebuilt to host the Video games, warmed up with a convincing Four-1 win over Paraguay final week.
Supervisor Hajime Moriyasu stated his gamers should be “courageous and aggressive” to beat Brazil — one thing Japan have by no means achieved in a full worldwide.
“We wish to make our mark on the World Cup and the sport towards Paraguay was a begin in direction of that,” stated Moriyasu.
“We have to go additional than we have gone earlier than and attempt to overcome our limits. I need the gamers to try this tomorrow.”