Brazil midfielder Bernard: Draw with Mexico is not a bad result
Brazil midfielder Bernard put a positive spin on his country's 0-0 draw with Mexico in Fortaleza last night, insisting that Selecao are still in pole position to qualify in top spot from Group A at the World Cup.
The Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker, 21, made something of a difference in a lacklustre home performance when he replaced the ineffective Ramires at the interval and told O Globo: "What we made clear in the locker room is that the important thing is to win and the second is not to lose."
"We went into the game knowing that a draw would not be a bad result."
The diminutive Bernard, who moved to European football from Atletico Mineiro after helping them lift the 2013 Copa Libertadores, will be hoping for the call from Luiz Felipe Scolari to start Brazil's final group game with Cameroon this coming Monday in Brasilia.