Premier League clubs have decided against giving up nine Brazilian teams due to pandemic restrictions.
Brazil team coach, Tite, said this Wednesday that Nine Brazilian players playing in England want to play three World Cup matches South America despite opposition from the Premier League.
“Everyone wants to be here, several factors happened so this didn’t happen,” he said. the 60-year-old coach at a virtual press conference in Sao Paulo ahead of the match against Chile in Santiago.
Tite did not specify this “factor” nor did he give his opinion on the English club’s decision to prevent the trip of the nine players.
Premier League makes decisions The reason is, upon return players must comply with the quarantine required by the United Kingdom for those from South America due to the pandemic, which will prevent them from playing some matches.
However, An Argentine or Colombian Premier player joins their team. “This is an institutional aspect,” Tite said.
South America World Cup lone leader with a perfect score in the starting six, Brazil lost several starters for the third, Where they will face Chile on Thursday, Argentina on Sunday in Sao Paulo and Peru in Recife on Thursday next week.
Captains Thiago Silva (Chelsea), goalkeepers Alisson (Liverpool) and Ederson (Manchester City), and key strikers such as Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) and Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) will miss three match days.
To replace them, Tite called up nine players, mostly from local tournaments, who will join a base backed by Neymar, Marquinhos and Casemiro.
“We have a group of forty, fifty athletes that we keep track of because they are at a high level and qualified enough to enter the national team”, he said.
The coach gave no hint about the eleven who will play in Santiago, although he assures it looking for a “greater offensive construct” and a “greater creative process.”
“Sometimes our construction is very vertical,” he added.
If they beat Chile, Brazil will mark their best start in the series, with seven wins in a row., and it would be very close to qualifying for Qatar, in the absence of more than half of the pre-world championships.
“Regardless of breaking the record for winning in the playoffs or not, when we call we always strive to have a good performance which brings us closer to our goal. In this case, look for qualifications as quickly as possible,” said technical assistant César Sampaio.
The duel against La Roja will be the first Choice since he lost in the Copa América final to Lionel Messi’s Argentina at the Maracana last July. (D)