Brazil captain Thiago Silva talks Scolari and Eto'o to press conference
Brazil captain Thiago Silva has been speaking at a pre-World Cup press conference at the national training camp in Teresopolis and reserved particular praise for head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, who Brazil will face in Group A of the tournament.
Said the PSG defender of his international boss: "Scolari has a very sweet profile. He's a guy, a friend, a partner, a parent...in difficult moments, he gives you advice."
"All players who were champions in 2002 with him speak well of him. We are proud to have a winning face pushing us forward."
On the abilities of the Cameroon talisman, Silva said: "Eto'o is very different. He has impressive technical quality and we cannot give him any space because it would be fatal."
The teams meet in Brasilia on June 23 in the final round of group games.