The Brazilian team only opens at the Summit of America on 14 June, but the starting line and the way they work in the head of Tite and their training staff are defined. Assistant coach Cleber Xavier told a news conference on Thursday that the choices had been made and that they would be unveiled during the preparatory period that began on Wednesday.
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It seems that Tite will practically be postponed to give his ideal training in action, as two of his holders, Alisson and Firmino, will only appear at the beginning of June, appearing after defense t Liverpool in the Champions League final, against Tottenham.
xavier cleber, Brazilian team combination in the farm comary – Photo: Lucas Figueiredo / CBF
– We have the start team in mind. We imagined that I would call first and then define the team because problems happen and we have to make changes. In recent friendships, we had the idea of one team and we had to play with another. But the team has already installed it, "Cleber said. T
For now, only seven of the 23 men who have concentrated in Granja Comary: Ederson's goal, Filipe Luís-left, Flr Casemiro and Fernandinho, and attackers David Neres, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus . Next Tuesday, a new wave of athletes will perform, and the team can win at least one sketch.
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Before opening the game against Bolivia on the 14th, in Morumbi, the Seleção will play two friends: Day 5 against Qatar in Brasilia and Day 9 against Honduras in Porto Alegre.
See other extracts from Cleber Xavier's interview:
- A difficult and critical call
– We had a lot of difficulty because of the number of athletes who came to the obvious. Some can do more than one function, such as Militão, playing at the highest level as a side or defender. We are worried that sometimes there are four players that we would like to get here. We feel this, but we have to define by 23. We respect all opinions, the public, the press, because my 23 is not equal to 23 of Tite, they were not the 23 of Sylvinho. It's normal. The last list is not Tite, she is.
- Players perform gradually
– It's very difficult, but here's the reality and we're ready for the training, which is already starting today with a ball, to look for processes and develop them with those that are here t already. We already have a number of athletes that we can start developing our ideas with.
Cleber Xavier saw three goals Lucas Moura against Ajax from the stadium – Photo: Reuters
- Lucas Moura's performance in Ajax vs Tottenham
– Ajax was much better in the first half and I thought it would be even more so if David Neres was on the pitch. The Pochettino was happy with Llorente's entrance to play at the top of the pivot, infiltrations. And Lucas was on a bright evening, with three goals on the left in a magical moment. He first played inside, like "1" of the attack, and the second more at the side, coming in for the Trippier trip back to the right. It was a great performance. It's part of the list of top athletes. I hope that Lucas will do another great game on Day 1 (the Champions League final), for him who is important to restart that statement. I'm happy for him.
- Weight to play at home
– I'm very positive. We had a similar relationship in the game against Argentina in 2016, at Mineirão, a stadium that didn't bring good memories (the 7×1 stage against Germany). We drive with the greatest tranquility, with positive things and take care of the tactical aspect. We had a great game. It is important to strengthen yourself mentally, positively. For us, we are honored to play in Copa América in the country, the second most important tournament with the Brazilian national team shirt. Our goal is to make Copa América good, reach the final and win the title. And use the strength of our supporters as it qualifies.
- More difficult opponents
– I have been following Qatar closely (a close opponent) and believe it will be a great surprise to the way they won an Asian Cup, over Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. He fell in a strong group, with Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia, but he has to worry. Venezuela is a great American surprise, with a good base of work and good quality game. Peru made a good World Cup. Argentina and Uruguay always have strength and Colombia has a great football that we respect, one of those who have brought us the biggest difficulties. We will start against Bolivia, who has changed the coach and we will be playing day 2 against France, we will follow. In the friendly, we want to bring new details to the team. They are invisible teams, but only a game of the last 15 lost Qatar, giving only one goal in the Asian Cup. And Honduras has not had good recent results, but has already beaten Brazil.
– The idea in recent friends was to actually watch some athletes. Now our standard definition of jobs and the athlete will grow in these games is an extra piece to adjust the team's strategy terms and the game. One of the World Cup lessons is the faster changes of one game to the other or in a game. We chose 23 players that give us options for removing changes, feature settings. We have defined what we want, the players we understand will start.