Brazil’s Tite: ‘There are things I can’t control. I just want to be at peace’

The Seleção coach discusses how the team has evolved since the last World Cup and how ‘animals’ Thiago Silva and Dani Alves helpBrazil are ready to win the World Cup again. It has not happened for 20 years, which is an awful long time for the football-crazy nation. But progress made under the coach, Tite, since he was appointed in 2016 means there is real hope as the team travel to Qatar. Importantly, the coach himself feel they are ready to go all the way.His record as Brazil coach reads played 76 with 57 wins, 14 draws and only five defeats. The numbers in between this World Cup and the last in Russia are consistent with that (50 games, 38 wins, nine draws and three defeats) but there is an unmistakable change in mentality. Everyone is more prepared, from the players to the coaching staff, on and off the pitch.

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