José Mourinho expects Brazil to win 2014 World Cup and respects their philosophy
Chelsea manager José Mourinho believe Luiz Felipe Scolari should be getting more from his Brazil team but does still expect the host nation to win the 2014 World Cup.
The Portuguese head coach has huge admiration for the way Brazil are fighting and giving everything to win the competition, however he feels they are focusing too much on defending and not playing quality football.
Daily Mail quoted Mourinho after he spoke to Yahoo, he said: “I think Brazil is a fighting team. Every player is giving absolutely everything and that is something I respect.
“But the reality is that they don't play quality football, they don't use the quality of so many good players but I think they know what they are doing. They have it clear in their minds.
“In the second half (against Colombia) you could see perfectly Brazil not trying to play, not trying to keep the ball, everybody defending, with a big effort from everyone.”
Despite Mourinho’s reservation about Brazil’s style of play he still believes they will be world champions, despite going into Tuesday’s semi-final against Germany without their two best players – Thiago Silva and Neymar.
“I think the end of the story will see Brazil as champions,” Mourinho added.
“By respect of the fact that they are showing they are a team and they are giving everything to win the competition. They're doing everything for their country and nobody can criticise their philosophy.”