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Brazil to be less reliant on Neymar under new head coach Dunga?

Dunga is looking to make Brazil less dependent on the 22-year-old
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Brazil head coach Dunga is looking to make the national team less reliable on Neymar and more of a team.

One of the major criticisms of previous boss Luiz Felipe Scolari was that the national team were too reliant on the Barcelona forward.

Huge pressure was on Neymar’s shoulders going into the 2014 World Cup and when he was unavailable through injury against Germany and Holland, Seleção were heavily beaten.

When Dunga addressed the media at his press conference yesterday, he discussed how the collective must reign over the individual for Brazil to return to the top.

"A goalkeeper saving a ball is also art, a centre-back recovering a ball is also art,” Goal.com quoted the new Brazil head coach as saying.

"We can't think that we're going to stumble upon a Pele all of the time. We can't try to have a new idol every day.

“Brazil have always had great players and great talent. We need to combine our talent and our humility to find a balance."

Dunga’s appointment hasn’t been met with much optimism but his latest comments on making Brazil a more collective side will surely be viewed as wise, even by his harshest critics.


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