Luiz Felipe Scolari warns Brazil players to stay focused with clubs before World Cup
Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has refuted claims that he would like his international players to be focusing on the World Cup because some still have pivotal months left in their club season.
Scolari was talking to the media at a press conference today and UOL Copa do Mundo quoted the experienced manager on the matter.
Felipão said: “I want players to defend for their club. They should live by the clubs who make the effort for the players.
“They are only called up if they do well at their clubs. If not, I will not select them.”
The Brazil head coach was asked about Neymar as well who had been out injured lately for Barcelona.
The 21-year-old’s injury could be a blessing in disguise though as it afforded the youngsters some well earned rest.
Scolari said: “Neymar rested a month ago. It is going to be good because he gets more rested for the Cup to help Brazil.”
Finally Felipão concluded his thoughts by reiterating his point to the players not to let the World Cup effect them in their final few months of the season with their clubs.
“I’ve been coach of clubs and say that the players have to die for their teams. Clubs are paying their salaries,” Scolari concluded.