São Paulo forward Alan Kardec discusses Germany’s playing style and the influence of Pep Guardiola
São Paulo forward Alan Kardec has become the latest player to give his opinion on what Brazil need to do following their humiliating World Cup campaign.
The host nation were defeated 7-1 and 3-0 in their final two matches of the tournament and Germany have showed the way to play football, according to the 25-year-old striker.
Lancenet quoted Kardec, he said: “In the final Argentina playing with extremely fast players, but Germany never lost its purpose.
“They kept playing the ball. The technical quality of the players was very important and serves as an example.
“Sometimes, the game gets faster but they never lost their game idea. Always with the ball, working calmly.”
Kardec believes Brazil can be coached the same way Germany have been and uses Pep Guardiola as a prime example of players improving under a good coach.
He added: “I see Germany very close to Spain of 2010. If you take this filter from Germany, they now have about six players under Guardiola at Bayern.
“2010 Spain were players from Barcelona under Guardiola, his influences. You can do this in Brazil, it can also work like this here.“