Dunga: Men don't cry
The new coach of the Brazilian national team has said that he prefers players who don't cry and don’t publicly lament the absence of a star.
Dunga was speaking to Veja magazine, and said that he doesn’t intend to use a psychologist to keep his players’ heads in place.
"A crying scene like that of the match against Chile looks bad. We are chauvinists, we have the idea that men don't cry," said the 50-year-old.
Dunga was recently appointed head coach of the Seleção for the second time, having previously led Brazil in their unsuccessful 2010 World Cup campaign.
Following the Neymar's injury against Colombia at the quarter-finals stage of the recent World Cup, some players decided to wear caps emblazoned with the phrase "Força, Neymar" (Be Strong, Neymar) before the semi-final against Germany, a decision that Dunga was critical of.
"If we are going to war, we can't grieve for our losses. We have to support the soldier who is replacing him," he completed.