2002 World Cup winner Edmílson would drop Fred if he was Brazil head coach
2002 World Cup winner Edmílson would drop Fred and play Neymar as a false nine if he was the Brazil head coach.
The former Barcelona midfielder gave his opinion on the Brazil national team and stated the changes he would make to Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team.
Globo Esporte quoted the 37-year-old, he said: “I would play Neymar as a false No9 and would play Willian in place of Fred.
“Hulk would play if he is well and with Willian, you do it so well at Chelsea. I would put Neymar between the holding midfielder and opposing defender, like how Thomas Müller does it for Germany.”
It is certainly an intriguing idea that Brazil could attempt should Fred continue to struggle.
Edmílson also believes the time to experiment such tactics is against Cameroon because the Africans have been a major disappointment so far.
He added: “It is true that some experiments are done, especially against Cameroon, which, on paper is an easier game.
“I think Cameroon started badly, will want to beat Brazil within Brazil to leave a better impression, but, on paper, is an easier game, you can make tests.”