Scolari blasts critics and insists Brazil have one hand on the World Cup already
Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has told his critics to “go to hell” after receiving a grilling from the media ahead of their clash with Colombia.
The hosts’ are preparing for their quarter-final match at Fortaleza but have come under more pressure this week following their fortunate penalty shoot-out victory over Chile last Saturday.
Scolari insists he will respect Colombia and blasted his critics, Daily Mail quoted the head coach on the issue, he said: “Some opponents are more difficult than others.
“They have different characteristics and we play Colombia respecting their football but they’re probably saying the same things. If you like it you like if you don’t you don’t, just go to hell.”
The 65-year-old went on to discuss the pressure on his players and how he is confident they can handle it.
He reaffirmed his belief that Brazil will win the World Cup and already have one hand on the trophy.
Scolari added: “We know every match is knock-out and we can be beaten, but we have a target. We talk every day about this.
“Was I the one who gave them the responsibility to win it? If we hadn’t done it in this way we wouldn’t have what we have from our fans.
“If you lose in the first round after the group stage that’s not the end of our lives. We’re going to continue as a manager and players but we go after the final.
“This is a path we’re going after and we have the skills to get there. Brazil continue in the tournament with one hand on the Cup.”