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Tite Admits Neymar PSG Move Good for Brazil

Brazil coach Tite has admitted that Neymar’s imminent transfer to Paris Saint Germain could work in the Seleção’s favour- especially with next year’s World Cup in Russia in mind.

PSG have a contingent of Brazilian players in Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Lucas Moura and Dani Alves. Tite thinks the addition of Neymar could help increase the understanding between the players- to Brazil’s benefit.

“Looking at it yes, I will not lie, I think it is good for the Seleção. When you can make these connections from players who play together every week, who know each other on the field, that makes it easier.”

Tite watched Neymar perform in friendlies for Barcelona against the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus and declared himself, “very pleased with the technical performance,” of the player.

Tite thinks Neymar has evolved as a player in two key aspects in the 12 months that he has been coaching him, “The first one was clear when we played against Uruguay, when we were in their attacking third and [Uruguay centre half] Coates was around his waist.

“At other times he would fall, but this time he held up and went inside. And another aspect is the assists. I always say that when Neymar picks up the ball is for the others to make runs and he understands that too.”


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