Tite defends Brazil World Cup ambition celebrations


Brazil drillmaster Tite has hit aback at criticism of his players' dancing ambition celebrations in their World Cup win over South Korea, absolution suggestions they showed a abridgement of respect.

The affray favourites produced some carnival football as they ashamed the Koreans 4-1 on Monday and acclaimed their goals with choreographed moves, while alike Tite himself abutting in at one point.

The celebrations disconnected assessment alfresco Brazil and the dancing by Neymar and his teammates has been one of the capital talking credibility activity into Friday's quarter-final affray with Croatia in Doha.

"This is not my civic team. It is the Brazilian civic aggregation for which I accept albatross as coach," Tite said back asked about the celebrations at a columnist appointment on Thursday.

"I am apologetic for bodies who don't apperceive the history and ability of Brazil and our way of being."

The 61-year-old, who is at his additional World Cup as Brazil drillmaster and is set to footfall bottomward at the end of the tournament, hinted that he was not adequate abutting in the dancing but accepted he capital to accept a affiliation with his players.

"I am 61 and these players could about be my grandsons but I accept a affiliation with them," he said.

"If I accept to ball I will dance, although I will do so cautiously and I asked them to adumbrate me. It is not my way."

The burden on Brazil's new bearing of stars is astronomic as they attending to win the World Cup for a record-extending sixth time, two decades afterwards the Selecao aftermost aerial the bays in Japan in 2002.


Brazilian identity

The catechism now is whether they can abide to comedy with the joy they displayed adjoin South Korea as the affray in Qatar alcove the business end, but Tite said its all about the personality of his players.

"It is the character of Brazilian football and of the bearing that has emerged," said the adept coach, who won the Club World Cup in allegation of Corinthians a decade ago.

"We accord them the aplomb so they can go out and aftermath their best.

"These are the characteristics of our players, but above that pressure, you charge adventuresomeness to comedy this way."

While Neymar and full-back Danilo alternate from abate injuries to comedy adjoin South Korea, Brazil accept been afraid on the fettle of Alex Sandro for the affair with Croatia.

The Juventus left-back has absent the accomplished two amateur in Qatar with a beef injury.

"It looks absurd that he will comedy because he has not yet done abundant assignment on the training ground," Tite admitted, abacus that a accommodation would be taken afterwards Thursday's session.

If Alex Sandro cannot play, Danilo will abide at left-back, with Real Madrid's Eder Militao, usually a centre-back, afresh bushing in on the right.