Brazil head coach Tite lauded his players’ strategy and temperament as they tightened their grip around the CONMEBOL Planet Cup qualifying section with a 4-1 win more than Uruguay.
Edinson Cavani’s 40th goal in international colours gave the hosts a ninth-minute lead from the penalty spot in Montevideo but Brazil responded in style, with Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho an unlikely hat-trick hero.
Barcelona superstar Neymar was also on target using a delightful lob, leaving Brazil seven points clear of second-placed Uruguay at the leading of your qualifying group
“To play here and win here in Uruguay is usually a really difficult point. Here you have got a actually sturdy atmosphere, power,” Tite stated.
“You need to have your highest focus. You’ve got physical, technical, tactical and mental elements.
“If you come here and get shy to act, to show your game, or in the event you really feel shy to become defensive, as a result of the pressure from the fans, for instance, you won’t play properly.
“So mentally the squad should be robust. Extra so when you go down 1-0.”
Uruguay had been devoid of Neymar’s club-mate Luis Suarez by way of suspension and Tite conceded this had an influence on Uruguay’s 14-match unbeaten run in property World Cup qualifiers coming to an finish.
“I am also conscious that Uruguay lost energy without Suarez, I am aware of that,” he added.
“With that ball up front, the way he arrives, they lost that. However it does not diminish the amount of my squad.”