Brazil Coach Admits Difficulty Playing Against African Teams Ahead Of Nigeria FriendlyPublished: October 10, 2019
Brazil coach Tite has acknowledged that the five-time world champions always find it difficult when they face African teams because the opponents are stronger and more physical.
In Thursday's friendly against Senegal, Liverpool's Roberto Firmino opened the scoring in the ninth minute but Famara Diedhiou scored from the spot to equalise for the Teranga Lions after Sadio Mane had won a penalty just before half-time.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Tite admitted that Brazil played below expectations and noted it was hard to beat Cameroon in a friendly last November.
''From my time here, it's the second time we've played against the African countries, and it's the second time we've had difficulty. It was like this against Cameroon too,'' Tite was quoted as saying by TV Globo.
''They are teams that seek contact, bring compaction, strong aerial ball. And we are still finding the best way to play against the African teams.''
Brazil will face another African team, Nigeria in their next friendly at the National Stadium in Singapore on Sunday, October 13.
Photo Credit : Lucas Figueiredo/cbf.com.br
Football News 24/7
- 'The Fact That Ndidi Is Not Playing' - Liverpool Icon Explains Why Leicester Boss Tweaked Formation
- Super Eagles Striker Predicts Good Tidings For Nigerian Players In Aftermath Of Ighalo's Man Utd Move
- Barcelona's Nigeria Skipper Smashes Personal Record After Hat-trick Vs Logrono
- West Ham's Odubeko, Man City's Edozie, Tottenham's Etete Score In U18 PL Matches
- How Monaco-Owned Winger Henry Onyekuru Rose To The Top
- 'He's Always Wanted This'- Watford's Success Delighted Big Brother Ighalo Joined Man Utd
- EPL: Iwobi To Overtake Nigeria's Record Appearance Holder Ameobi In One Key Stat If He Starts Vs Arsenal
- Brand New Signing Fiabema Makes His Debut For Chelsea In 4-0 Rout Of Brighton U18s
- French Clubs, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma, Napoli Run The Rule Over Arsenal Winger Saka Vs Olympiakos
- Official : Major League Soccer Club Toronto FC Sign Enugu-Born Striker
- African Players Transfers
- Australia/ Asia
- Belgian Championship
- Danish Football
- English Premier League
- Nigeria National Teams
- Nigeria Premier League
- Norwegian Football
- Polish Football
- Russian Championship
- Serie A
- Spanish Liga
- Swedish Championship
- Turkish Championship
- Ukrainian Football
- Women's Football