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South America is too small for him: Tite asked for European teams to face Brazil

By Alexis Almosnino

South America is too small for him: Tite asked for European teams to face Brazil

The coach of the Brazilian team said that he would like to play with European teams, although he also valued the potential of the South Americans.

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With the win against Peru, for the second date of the Copa América 2021, Brazil showed once again that it is going through a spectacular moment. The ‘Scratch’ chained two victories in the continental tournament, a streak that adds to the six victories achieved in the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup in 2022 in the same number of rounds. The level of the ‘Canarinha’ is so high that Tite asks for European rivals for his leaders.

"We want to play with the Spanish team, we want the Portugal team, we want ... all the European teams, if there was a calendar that would also provide us with other situations," said the coach at the press conference at the end of the match in the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro. "We would like to have that schedule to play with European teams, but ..." added the 'Scratch' coach after the match against Gareca's team. In the reissue of the 2019 Copa América final, the five-time world champion easily beat the Peruvian team with goals from Alex Sandro, Neymar, Everton Ribeiro and Richarlison.

Tite affirmed that they are doing their preparation "in the best possible way" and valued the South American teams. "Peru played great games in the World Cup in Russia" and was runner-up in the last edition of the Copa América, which they lost precisely to Brazil in 2019, Tite pointed out. “We have Argentina, with Messi, Lautaro, Agüero and company; we have Colombia with Sánchez, Mina, Cuadrado, high-level players; we have Uruguay, with Suárez, with Cavani, with Godín ... ”, he listed.

On Neymar, author of one of the goals against Peru and the main architect of the Brazilian triumph, Tite did not put limits on him and wished him always to have "health", "maturity" and no problem with injuries. “I think that giving him creative freedom has contributed to the team winning immediately. We also seek to give him a larger area of action to exploit all his talent, "he said. However, he wanted to emphasize that behind the win against Peru "there is also a team that must be valued."

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