Chile head coach Jorge Sampaoli insists he will not change offensive approach for Brazil test
Chile head coach Jorge Sampaoli insists he will not his change offensive approach for Tuesday’s friendly with Brazil.
Chile come into the tie, held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, on the back of a 2-0 win against England.
“We will not modify our game. We will press and try to recover the ball quickly,” said Sampaoli, as reported by GOAL.com.
“We will try to play the same way we did against England.
“But at the same time we must be careful not to leave possibilities for players as talented as Bernard, Willian and Neymar.”
Sampaoli, who came to prominence as manager of Universidad de Chile, will not underestimate Brazil.
“This game is a big test and very important for our World Cup preparations,” he continued.
“Brazil is the best team in the world now.”
After the unsuccessful reign of Claudio Borghi, Sampaoli’s appointment has seen Chile revert back to the style implemented by Marcelo Bielsa. The 53 year-old is eager to stick to his blueprint.
“What Bielsa did was very valuable,” Sampaoli insists.
“We are just continuing down his path. He and I have similar characteristics and now I have more mature players [than he did]. We have progressed, but he has made it easy for us.”