Uruguay, with the ‘matadors’ Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez, will be a litmus test for the defense of the leader Brazil on Tuesday in Montevideo, On the fourth day of the South American World Cup towards Qatar-2022, the coach of the Brazilian team, Tite, said on Monday.
Playing at home, Uruguay has another proposal. We are going to be more demanding defensively than we were against Venezuela. Although in parallel to that, we will have more space to create attacks, “said the coach at a virtual press conference in Sao Paulo.
We are going to face Uruguay, a team that is solid. Traditionally it is a classic (…), with high-level athletes and that is our affirmation process as a team, “he added.
The ‘Canarinha’ will have its greatest test against the Celeste, the second best forward with seven goals in three games, on Tuesday at the Centenario Stadium.
In the three previous games, Verdeamarela, who together with Argentina has the best defense with two goals conceded, beat the coleros: Peru (4-2), Venezuela (1-0) and Bolivia (5-0).
Although against Peruvians and Bolivians he left good feelings, Against the Vinotinto he set off alarms due to his inability to unlock the visitors’ defensive bolt.
Maybe those teams will not fight to qualify (for the World Cup), but soon they will hinder someone’s classification, “he said.
Tite also highlighted the change exhibited by the Uruguayans in their historic victory against Colombia in Barranquilla on Friday. The 3-0 is the biggest loss of the local coffee growers in the tie and the first Uruguayan victory on Colombian soil.
In addition, he surrendered to Celeste coach Oscar Tabárez, 73, whose team is in fourth place, with six points. The first four classified go directly to Qatar, the fifth playoff dispute.
It is very difficult to find a professional with all that longevity, with all that respect that he exudes. And it emanates it, mainly, for one reason: great professionals do not win at any cost, they win above the scale of moral and educational values, “said Tite.
Decimated by the injuries or the covid-19 of key men like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho or Captain Casemiro, Brazil will repeat the eleven that defeated Venezuela.
The only doubt is the midfielder Allan (Everton, ING), with muscular ailments. If he does not recover, he will be replaced by Arthur (Juventus, ITA).
The side Alex Telles will travel after his last swab test came back negative.
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